Videos from 2015 Pierra Menta

Today's stage took racers much higher in the Rhone Alpe region.

I thought it would be great to have videos from all four stages of the 30th Pierra Menta archived on one page so here they are. They might be loading slower than you are used to so just be little patient and enjoy ;) Stage 1 Time-trial … » full article

News Shorts: Powder Keg, US Nationals, Pierra Menta

One of the super climbs today.

The last two weekends were full of skimo racing action on both sides of the Atlantic. While many of the best US racers fought during 3-day long back-to-back racing weekends a couple of their colleagues and Canadians took Pierra Menta by the … » full article

Stage 4 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 15th overall, Bon Mardion & Gachet and Forsberg & Mollaret won the final stage

Big crowds came out to see today's stage. Photo by Jocelyn Chavy.

Since the 2015 Pierra Menta started on Wednesday, instead of traditionally on Thursday, the usual Saturday's stage over and around Grand Mont was the final venue in this 30th edition of the race. Stage 4 The top positions shuffled a … » full article

Stage 3 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 15th, Lenzi & Eydalin won again, Roux & Miro as well

Nick and Eric raced super well today to finish at 15th.

Today's stage went around Pierra Menta, the peak, and is traditionally the longest stage of the race. Stage 3 Top 3 men finished in the same order as yesterday except the time gaps were much smaller. Damiano Lenzi & Matteo … » full article

Stage 2 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Italians win again, Roux & Miro dominating, Carter & Elson 18th, Bernier 6th

Today's stage took racers much higher in the Rhone Alpe region.

Today saw the second day of the 30th Pierra Menta. It brought a much longer stage than yesterday and so the time differences were bigger as well. Stage 2 The Italian team of Damiano Lenzi & Matteo Eydalin won again, this time with … » full article

Stage 1 – 2015 Pierra Menta: Carter & Elson 20th, Bernier 7th, plus others

Nick Elson with Eric Carter today at Pierra Menta. Photo by Andrea Kuba.

Today was the first day of the 2015 Pierra Menta. Usually, the PM starts on a Thursday but because this is the 30th edition the organizers shuffled things around to accommodate the festivities. Stage 1 The stage was unusually short so … » full article

4 Questions for Melanie Bernier before the 30th Edition of the Famous Pierra Menta

Melanie Bernier

With Pierra Menta, the famous four day skimo race, approaching swiftly I figured it would be great to catch up with Melanie Bernier as she is readying for the 4th Pierra Menta. Melanie finished in the Top 5 on two occasions with two … » full article

News Shorts: Aspen’s Power of Four, NA racers in Marmotta Trophy World Cup, Upcoming races

Laetitia Roux going for another gold in World Cup last weekend.

Audi Power of Four, Aspen (Feb 28, 2015) Quickly growing into the biggest skimo race in North America, the Power of Four is already a Colorado classic. With vertical gain totaling 11,600 feet and course spread over three peaks covering … » full article

30 questions for Karl Egloff: The new Aconcagua speed climb record holder

karl-egloff-aconcagua-main-pic

Today, I am very pleased to bring you an interview with Karl Egloff, the new Aconcagua speed climb record holder with a time of 11h 52min! He kindly agreed to do it for SkinTrack readers. Mountaineering and trail running community knows … » full article

Andrew McLean interview: North America’s Skimo Pioneers Series

andrew-mclean-skimo-pioneer-3

This interview kicks off a series of quick 5-question interviews with people that can be definitely considered North America's skimo pioneers. Without revealing the actual names, we are going to talk to some really interesting "skimo old … » full article

Lindsay Plant (USA): Skimo Racer Profile Interview

Lindsay Plant raced strong today. Photo by ISMF.

We caught up with Lindsay Plant, the leader of the Team USA at the 2015 Skimo World Championships and asked her a few questions about her training and racing season. Lindsay had a great World Champs, finishing 14th in the vertical event, … » full article

Day 7 at Skimo Worlds – Relay races: Top 3 men’s teams & Top 2 women’s finish within 8 seconds!

Robert Antonioli, one of the most exciting racers to watch, going for gold. ISMF photo.

Today marked the last day of the 2015 Ski Mountaineering World Championships in Verbier and as the tradition dictates the relay races were going to squeeze the last bit of energy out of the athletes. » Full results are here but keep … » full article