Great Visit to La Sportiva Factory and Headquarters in Italy

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

Report: Tromso Skyrace – Tromso, Norway – August 4, 2018

Photo by David Gonthier.

This race report was submitted by our friend and summer SkinTrack contributor Shaun Stephens-Whale. The Tromso Skyrace is a technical … [Read more...]

Report: The Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run – Silverton, Colorado – July 20, 2018

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This race report was submitted by our friend and summer SkinTrack contributor Shaun Stephens-Whale. The Hardrock One Hundred Mile Endurance Run … [Read more...]

Skimo News – April 11, 2018: Final World Cup in Italy, Racing in the US, and in Lofoten Skimo in Norway

Robert Antonioli building his lead ahead of Michele Boscacci, the most consistent and the most winning athlete this season.

Skimo racing season is wrapping up around the World. The Canadian Cup is complete and the final World Cup was contested over the weekend. Just a few … [Read more...]

Skimo News – Mar 28, 2018: Tour du Rutor, Pan-American Ski Mountaineering Championships, and more…

Kylee Ohler on her way to winning Pan-Am Championships sprint race.

It was a relatively big weekend in the skimo world with athletes competing overseas at the Tour du Rotur in Italy, and on this side of the Atlantic at … [Read more...]

Skimo News – Mar 20, 2018: New 24h World Record, Pierra Menta News, Upcoming Pan American Skimo Champs, and more…

While the unfortunate accident took out Kilian Jornet nothing should be taken away from Michele Boscacci winning his first Pierra Menta with his father Graziano, a winner of the 2002 Pierra Menta, watching from the sidelines. A truly grand family achievement! (Pierra Menta photo)

Last couple of days have been the busiest and the most exciting for the skimo world in all of this season. Let's not waist screen space and dive right … [Read more...]

Skimo News – Mar 16, 2018: Backcountry skimo racing in Squamish BC, Power of Four in Aspen and more…

John and Max way out front.

It has been quite busy last two weeks for race organizers, athletes and us as well. However, we are reporting only on three races as we are still … [Read more...]

Skimo News – Feb 27, 2018: North American racing + Jornet and Antonioli took Euro titles as Mollarete dominates women…

Jornet pressing the gas pedal while Italians are hiding from the strong wind. Photo by ISMF.

Exciting racing all around the North America and severe weather conditions for athletes at the European Championships on Mount Etna on the Italian … [Read more...]

Skimo News – Feb 20, 2018: Pete Swenson Returns, Transcavallo Stage Race, Upcoming Races

Beautiful winter landscape at Transcavallo race at Alpago, Italy.

It’s a very brief news cycle this week with just two races to report on. Colorado and Utah have finally begun getting significant snowfall but are … [Read more...]