Vertical Race – 2019 Skimo Worlds – Mar 13: Werner Marti finally on top as Andrea Mayr defends her 2017 title

Rory Kelly (USA) leading Peter Knight (CAN) during the race.

Another stormy day in Villars, Switzerland forced organizers to shorten the vertical race course to a very fast 470m of vert while utilizing some XC trails. This type of unusual "skimo" terrain provided teams to think outside the box … » full article

Individual Race – 2019 Skimo Worlds – Mar 12: Antonioli and Mollaret win senior titles


After a forced day off due to stormy weather yesterday, the World Ski Mountaineering Championships continued today with Individual race for all categories. » If you are looking for results only then visit this page, otherwise, keep … » full article

Sprint Race – 2019 Skimo Worlds – Mar 10: Arno Lietha and Galicia Cotrina win senior titles

Max Taam (USA) during the qualifying round.

The 2019 Skimo Worlds were off to a windy start when strong gusts caused couple of issues to organizers. At the end, everything worked out and the first medals have been distributed to the fastest athletes. » If you are looking for … » full article

Overview: 2019 Skimo World Championships + Team USA and Team Canada Athletes


Two years went by very fast since the last World Ski Mountaineering Championships! On Sunday, March 10 athletes will line up for the first event of the 2019 Skimo Worlds in Villars, Switzerland. We have prepared the following overview … » full article

New Scarpa Alien 1.0 vs Scarpa Alien RS vs Scarpa Alien 3.0

Scarpa Alien 3.0 compared to new Scarpa Alien 1.0 (on the right).

Here are a couple of close-up photos of the newly redesigned Scarpa Alien 1.0, now using a carbon infused Grilamid shell just like the Alien RS. The new 1.0 really seems to be a blend of features of the old 1.0, the new RS, and the … » full article

Review of Julbo Aero Sunglasses: Perfect for Ski Mountaineering to Cycling and Everything Between


Quick Overview: Usual Retail Price: $130-250 depending on the lens Weight: 34g only! Lens we tested: Zebra Light lens - category 1-3 photochromic lens Pros: very light, transition lens (category 1-3), anti-fogging, fit Cons: didn't … » full article

Review of Karpos Race Skimo Racing Suit: Faster transitions, Breathability, Comfort


Quick overview: Usual Retail Price: around $300 USD Weight: 530g (size L) Pros: Pockets, Fit, Comfort, Breathability Cons: Could use warmer fabric panel on knees Suitability: skimo racing Colour Options: There are a couple of … » full article

Review of Julbo Montebianco Sunglasses: Ultimate Eye Protection on Snow


Quick Overview: Usual Retail Price: $100-200 depending on the lens Weight: 33g Lens we tested: Cameleon lens - category 2-4 photochromic polarized lens Pros: the lens versatility, side panels, great contrast, anti-fogging, … » full article

Great Visit to La Sportiva Factory and Headquarters in Italy


Who would think that twisting mountain roads, climbing over high passes, would land me in front of a factory of one of the most recognized brands in the outdoor industry? But we were in Italy so finding La Sportiva headquarters and … » full article

Report from Meet the Minotaur – Exciting New Mountain Running Race in Canada


For several years now, I’ve made the trek down to southwest Alberta to race the Castle Mountain Skimo Race but I’ve never been to that part of the Rocky Mountains in the summer. Of course I’ve heard about the (in)famous Sinister 7 … » full article

Andreas Steindl Sets a New Speed Record on Matterhorn

Photo by Samuel Anthamatten.

On August 27, Andreas Steindl set a new speed record for going up and down the iconic Matterhorn (4478m) from Zermatt via the Hornli Ridge route. Andreas is a 29-year-old Swiss mountain guide and a member of the Swiss National Ski … » full article

Dani Arnold’s New Speed Record on Grandes Jorasses and Beyond


Dani Arnold has been rising up as a speed climbing star following Ueli Steck's path and over the last couple of years he has accumulated a number of record achievements. After Ueli's accident and death on Everest’s west peak, Nuptse, … » full article