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Winter Trail running: Preventing mountain accidents

ACTUALIZADO 9ENE12: El año arranca con 5 muertos españoles en montaña. Prestemos atención al hielo, más que nunca. Moverse por la montaña en invierno nunca es fácil: Hasta los mayores expertos pueden sufrir un despiste o error de cálculo. La pasada semana de Navidad, con sol radiante y óptima visibilidad se produjeron dos graves accidentes […]

May 26

ULTRA TRAIL CHINA TRAGEDY ANNIVERSARY: 21 RUNNERS DEAD, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT?

ULTRA TRAIL CHINA TRAGEDY ANNIVERSARY: 21 RUNNERS DEAD, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT? Our MOUNTAIN ACCIDENT section would like to pay tribute and honor the memory of the deceased on 22nd May 2021, at the HANGHE SHILIN MOUNTAIN MARATHON, with a special on reviewing with our colleagues from http://www.carrerasdemontana.com Mayayo and Daniel, directly from China, every detail […]

May 31

MOUNTAIN FIRST AID KIT: MOUNTAIN RUNNING AND ULTRA TRAIL SURVIVAL. BY XAVI MÉNDEZ.

MOUNTAIN FIRST AID KIT: mountain running and ultra trail survival. By Xavi Méndez. The biggest tragedy in the history of our sport, with the 21 dead by hypothermia on an Ultra Trail in China still has us shocked. Serve this misfortune, at least, to prevent another: It’s time to rethink everything we do in the mountains, […]

May 23

TRAGEDY IN CHINA-HUANGHE SHILIN MOUNTAIN MARATHON: EXTREME WEATHER KILLS 21 RUNNERS.

TRAGEDY IN CHINA HANGHE SHILIN MOUNTAIN MARATHON: extreme weather kills 21 runners. Our MOUNTAIN ACCIDENTs section today regrets this tragic event. This is a real disaster, occurring in the 100k  Yellow River Stone Forest  HANGHE SHILIN MOUNTAIN MARATHON in China’s Gansu province. The platoon of 172 ultrarunners found, after going out in sunny weather, a […]

December 29

TRANSCIEVER, SHOVEL AND PROBE: MOUNTAIN WINTER SAFETY, AGAINST AVALANCHES.

TRANSCIEVER, SHOVEL AND PROBE: MOUNTAIN WINTER SAFETY, AGAINST AVALANCHES. Our MOUNTAIN GEAR section today focuses on a life-saving winter trilogy. And these three tools, when we enter uncontrolled snow areas, should be inseparable and essential for all. True, in back-country skiing its use is widespread already, but not so among many of those who do […]

November 16

TRAILRUNNING CRAMPONS: CAMP ICE MASTER VS ICE TRACTION CT. TWO SUPERSALES PRODUCTS

Trail running crampons: Camp Ice Master vs Ice Traction CT. Our TRAIL RUNNING GEAR section brings us today the two best-selling TRAIL CRAMPONS on the market: Both italian houses share philosophy, weight and even price. TRAILRUNNING CRAMPONS: CAMP ICE MASTER VS ICE TRACTION CT. Mountain Races cover, like mountaineering itself, many different terrains and techniques: […]

February 04

ALEX TXIKON WINTER EVEREST ATTEMPT: UPDATE ON JONATAN’S ACCIDENT & ROUTE-FIXING DETAILS

  After achieving Ama Dablam. as acclimatization a few days ago, the expedition was already moving to winter Everest Base Camp. In the first sections of ascent we have the Khumbu Waterfall, probably the section with the highest number of accidents accumulated on this mountain due to the constant variation and rupture of the ice […]

March 20

Kilian Jornet officially confirms two month recovery after broken fibula at Pierra Menta, yet no additional surgery will be required.

  Kilian Jornet fell when racing at Pierra Menta last weekend and broke  his fibula. His team has officially confirmed today that will be out of action for at least two months and will miss the end of the ski season, although he won’t need surgery. Kilian was leading the race together with his teammate Jakob Hermann […]

January 31

International Ski Mountaneering Federation answers Kilian Jornet´s statement from Skimo World Cup 2017 at Cambre d´Aze

  . The Skimo World Cup 2017 completed its second leg this weekend at Cambre d’Aze. Laetitia Roux and Robert Antonioli were the official winners at yesterday´individual after the stormy award ceremony, where the three top senior men (Jornet, Lenzi, Eydallin) were disqualified. Later on,  Kilian Jornet issued a personal statement on the reason why the […]

July 03

TRAIL RUNNING SPAIN: GRAN TRAIL PEÑALARA 110km/D+5.500m Race report by Casey Morgan.

Trail running in Spain this 2013 is becoming ever larger and better organized. The fifth edition of Gran Trail Peñalara has meant a giant leap forward: From 391 finishers in 2012 to 1.073 in 2013. Faster times as well, with top100 marks coming down from 22h37m to 21h55m. Among the runners involved, well known names […]

Kilian Jornet 2012 Trail Running Calendar: 1st trips to Transvulcania, Pike´s Peak & Speedgoat

The catalonian Kilian Jornet is nowadays the best know skyrunner from Spain, following several years of superb performances from vertical kilometers to ultra trails the world over. Yesterday he officially communicated his much awaited 2012 Trail Running Calendar. Kilian Jornet´s 2012 Trail running Calendar, in his own words, is to go as follows: “I will […]

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