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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 […]

December 01

ANDREA HUSER ACCIDENTALLY DIES AT SAAS-FEE. SILVER IN UTMB 2016-2017.

ANDREA HUSER ACCIDENTALLY DIES AT SAAS-FEE. Silver at UTMB 2016 and 2017. Andrea Huser had a fatal accident while training. At 46, the veteran ultrarunner continued to enjoy the mountain to the fullest, though not at the level of elite competitions. We opened our tribute by remembering that first silver in Chamonix, which was an […]

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 […]

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: […]

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, […]

April 17

KILIAN JORNET RETURNS TO EVEREST: WEST RIDGE TO EVEREST (8,848m) AND TRAVERSE TO LHOTSE (8,516m).

KILIAN JORNET RETURNS TO EVEREST: WEST RIDGE TO EVEREST (8,848m) AND TRAVERSE TO LHOTSE (8,516m).News pending official confirmation by Kilian himself, although, as we may have known Kilian would be preparing his return to the Himalayas this spring to make the ascent to the west ridge of Everest and subsequent traverse to the Lothse. Right […]

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 […]

April 23

VAL D’ARAN BY UTMB 2020 CANCELLED DUE COVID-19: THE FIRST EDITION OF THE RACE WILL BE POSTPONED TO JULY 2021.

.   Today, the organization of Val d’Aran By UTMB has made the decision to postpone the appointment jointly with the Conselh Generau d’Aran and in coordination with the UTMB Group due to the exceptional situation caused by the Covid-19. This was going to be the first edition of the newly created By UTMB race […]

February 18

ALEX TXIKON WINTER EVEREST ATTEMPT: REPORT FROM CAMP 2

  Alex Txikon continues with the Winter Everest attempt, the crew has reach Camp 2, after some problems during the ascent where Jonatan felt into a crevasse suffering an accident from which he fortunately recovers already, out of danger. Let’s get Alex Txikon’s report from Camp 2     _____________________   REPORT FROM CAMP 2 […]

June 09

ALTO DE LETRAS, COLOMBIA (80K/3.800M) RECORD AT THE HARDEST MOUNTAIN PASS IN THE WORLD, BY EMILY SCHMITZ

ALTO DE LETRAS, COLOMBIA (80K/3.800M) record at the hardest mountain pass in the world, by Emily Schmitz. Our MOUNTAIN RUNNERS section celebrates a new feat. American runner Emily Schmitz, top 10 at the 2019 World Mountain Running championships in Patagonia, recently achieved an FKT fast mark for history. Emiliy has been living in Colombia for […]

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 […]

September 12

TOR DES GLACIERS: LUCA PAPI WINS THE FIRST EDITION IN 134H AND 10 MINUTES

. This year in the Tor des Géants with 357k/D+25.300m included a new races, the TOR DES GLACIERS, a new ultra with 450k/DE+35000 even harder than the Tor des Géants. Luca Papi was the winner after 134h and 10 minutes. ________________________ . TOR DES GLACIERS. LUCA PAPI WINS THE FIRST EDITION WITH 134H 10M.   […]

September 11

TOR DES GEANTS 2019: Bosatelli and Trigueros nearing victory TDG-357k; Papi and Plavan lead Tor des Glaciers 450k: Tot Dret 130k launched last night.

. Tor des Géants is a 357k/D+25.300m ultra trail which takes place all over the Aosta Valley, Italy, in September, with its start and the finish at Courmayeur. The  course must be completed in less than 150 hours, counting on over 43 refreshment points and among them 7 life bases, which allow full services to […]

September 10

TOR DES GEANTS 2019: Bosatelli and Trigueros lead TDG, while Luca Papi leads Tor des Glaciers 440k

. Tor des Géants is a 357k/D+25.300m ultra trail which takes place all over the Aosta Valley, Italy, in September, with its start and the finish at Courmayeur. The  course must be completed in less than 150 hours, counting on over 43 refreshment points and among them 7 life bases, which allow full services to […]

Oli Johnson winner UTMR 2021 September 02

ULTRA TOUR MONTE ROSA 2021 LIVE : WINNERS Oli JOHNSON AND JASMIN PARIS

Ultra Tour Monte Rosa 2021 LIVE At 4AM yesterday the fierce hundred alpine miles started through Switzerland, created by Lizzy Hawker over 171k / D + 11,600m. Champion Oli Jhonson 28h25 and Jasmin Paris in 32h27. This 2021 edition is very special given that the limitations of COVID have advised avoiding the traditional passage to […]

March 01

TOR130 and TOR30: Registrations open for TOR 130 – Tot Dret (130k/D+12000) and TOR 30 – Passage au Malatrà (30k/D+2300)

. Pre-registrations for Tor des Géants® closed two weeks ago. Tor des Géants is a 330k/D+24.000m ultra trail which takes place all over the Aosta Valley, Italy, in September, with its start and the finish at Courmayeur. The  course must be completed in less than 150 hours, counting on over 43 refreshment points and among […]

July 09

NEW RECORD FOR KILIAN JORNET IN BOB GRAHAM ROUND: 12H52

  Kilian Jornet has completed the Bob Graham Round with a new record in 12h53, the legendary route by the British fells with about 106km and 8.200 m of positive altitude beating last record owned by Billy Bland in 1982 in about 1h.   _____________________ . KILIAN JORNET BEATS BOB GRAHAM ROUND’S RECORD   After broken […]

September 11

TOR DES GEANTS 2019: Oliviero Bosatelli wins TDG for the second time, with a time of 72h37m. Silvia Triguero leads women and is 7th overall

. Tor des Géants is a 357k/D+25.300m ultra trail which takes place all over the Aosta Valley, Italy, in September, with its start and the finish at Courmayeur. The  course must be completed in less than 150 hours, counting on over 43 refreshment points and among them 7 life bases, which allow full services to […]

July 24

SKYRUNNER WORLD SERIES 2019: DEBATS AND MINOGGIO WIN AT ROYAL ULTRA SKYMARATHON

. After the BUFF Epic Trail 42 km (BET), Ragna Debats established a new course record at the Royal Ultra SkyMarathon, on the men side, Minoggio got a victory at home. Faced extreme conditions and fierce head-to-heads at Royal Ultra SkyMarathon, the ninth race of the Migu Run Skyrunner® World Series crowned Debats and Minoggio. […]

September 09

TOR DES GEANTS 2019: 10th Anniversary reaches halfway. Bosatelli and Trigueros lead TDG, while Luca Papi leads Tor des Glaciers 440k

.  Tor des Géants is a 357k/D+27.000m ultra trail which takes place all over the Aosta Valley, Italy, in September, with its start and the finish at Courmayeur. The  course must be completed in less than 150 hours, counting on over 43 refreshment points and among them 7 life bases, which allow full services to […]

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