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  • Klein aber fein: Interessante Skigebiete mit weniger als 50 Pistenkilometern

    Ski News | Alle Neuigkeiten für Skifahrer | Skiinfo
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:34 am
    Sie stehen im Schatten der bekannten Großraumskigebiete und sind oft noch Geheimtipps: die kleinen Pistenriesen. Dabei bieten sie ein respektables Pistenangebot, günstige Preise für Skipass und Unterkunft und oft noch dörfliche Atmosphäre ...
  • Winter Olympics: Ligety the jewel in Coronet Peak games

    Olympic Alpine Skiing News
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    One of the world's greatest snow sport athletes was at the Winter Games on Friday - and he didn't disappoint. Two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety was the star of the show in a spectacular dual slalom event.
  • An Insider’s Look at the 2015 Blink Festival With UVM’s Jørgen Grav

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    Austin Cobb
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Jørgen Grav of the University of Vermont racing in an Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) race. (All photos courtesy of Grav) The 2015 Blink Festival brought many of the world’s best cross-country skiers together for three days of rollerski racing in Sandnes, Norway. But the festival is much more than just a race for World Cup level athletes. There are open races for junior athletes ages 11 to 20, as well as opportunities for those with low enough International Ski Federation (FIS) points to race against the best seniors in the world. Anyone can try to sign up for the…
  • via ferrata La Pilier, Moléson-sur-Gruyères

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    Ian
    6 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader I last did this via ferrata in 2009 so it was long overdue to go back and do it again! The mountain station of Moléson-sur-Gruyères always impresses me, they’re always able to pull in crowds with a range of activities on offer all summer or winter. Since I was last there the top lift has been replaced with a new modern higher capacity version. There are restaurants at the top, middle and bottom so we had coffee at the middle on the way up, a drink at the top and an ice-cream at the bottom. The route itself is quite long, about 1310 m of cable…
  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    Fresh Content
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:20 am
    We're constantly testing products to help you make the right buying decisions, and here is some of our honest feedback from the field.
 
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    Olympic Alpine Skiing News

  • Winter Olympics: Ligety the jewel in Coronet Peak games

    22 Aug 2015 | 11:05 am
    One of the world's greatest snow sport athletes was at the Winter Games on Friday - and he didn't disappoint. Two-time Olympic champion Ted Ligety was the star of the show in a spectacular dual slalom event.
  • Volkswagen Motorsport Newsletter 19/2015

    17 Aug 2015 | 4:24 am
    Giant slalom ace meets ski instructor - German skiing star Viktoria Rebensburg met up with two-time world rally champion Sebastien Ogier during preparations for the Rally Germany. The test in the vineyards around Brauneberg provided Ogier with the ideal opportunity to show the 25-year-old his own asphalt piste - a somewhat unusual surface for the lady who finished runner-up in the giant slalom in last year's World Championship.
  • Families with hot nannies are asking for it

    14 Aug 2015 | 2:40 am
    The national home front was plunged into freakout mode with the 1992 flick "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle,'' featuring an attractive nanny, Peyton Mott , who's secretly hellbent on murdering the mother for whom she works, and determined to seduce her husband. She fails.
  • Lindsey Vonn's injury looks unlikely to jeopardise her season, says team-mate

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Lindsey Vonn's American team-mate Mikaela Shiffrin doesn't believe her latest injury will derail her plans for to contest for the overall title in the upcoming World Cup season. The 30-year-old fractured her ankle in training and has returned to the United States after just over two weeks training in New Zealand.
  • Ski star lauds Q'town

    12 Aug 2015 | 12:55 pm
    World-famous ski racer Lindsey Vonn loves Queenstown and believes the resort has what it takes to host a World Cup race. Vonn, the United States' most successful ski racer, is in the resort this week training with the US women's speed ski team.
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  • An Insider’s Look at the 2015 Blink Festival With UVM’s Jørgen Grav

    Austin Cobb
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Jørgen Grav of the University of Vermont racing in an Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) race. (All photos courtesy of Grav) The 2015 Blink Festival brought many of the world’s best cross-country skiers together for three days of rollerski racing in Sandnes, Norway. But the festival is much more than just a race for World Cup level athletes. There are open races for junior athletes ages 11 to 20, as well as opportunities for those with low enough International Ski Federation (FIS) points to race against the best seniors in the world. Anyone can try to sign up for the…
  • The Mind Makes a Winner: An Interview with Emotional Intelligence Researcher Sylvain Laborde

    Chelsea Little
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:47 am
    Dr. Sylvain Laborde. (Photo: German Sports University Cologne, where you can find out more about Dr. Laborde’s research.) In July, we reviewed a recent paper summarizing research into how emotional intelligence is important for athletic success. It turned out to be one of the five most popular articles of the month. Why so much interest? Besides physical training, mental and emotional training are keys to a winning trajectory. Sylvain Laborde, the researcher who penned the original review paper, defines emotional intelligence as “how people manage and deal with their own emotions, and…
  • 2015/2016 U.S. SuperTour Schedule Finalized

    FasterSkier
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:08 am
    The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) released the final version of its SuperTour (ST) calendar for the upcoming winter of 2015/2016, with a new stop in Sun Valley, Idaho, in early December as well as a mid-season East Coast visit to Lake Placid, N.Y., and Stowe, Vt. In early January, U.S. Cross Country Championships will be held for the second-straight year in Houghton, Mich., (per Houghton’s two-year bid), and in late March, SuperTour Finals and U.S. Distance Nationals are coming to Craftsbury, Vt. Joey Caterinichio, the outgoing USSA nordic manager who is working with new…
  • Wednesday Workout: Need for Speed (and Time-Saving Gut-Busters) on the Track

    FasterSkier
    26 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Nakkertok skiers hard at work during a track workout in 2013. Read more about their team and Level 3 running loops workout. (Photo: Jesse Williams) FS Editor Alex Kochon submitted the following, adapted from a Combo Track Workouts article by Runner’s World, as a sort of self-help, get-back-into-shape-with-limited-time article, but the workouts can be suited to super-fit athletes as well.  We know the reason you ski is your love for variable terrain, ever-changing scenery and snow, but sometimes, you’ve just got to get a workout in. And in the summer, those feeling a lack of…
  • Experiencing the Great Outdoors in a Traverse City Fall

    Traverse City
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:28 pm
        By MIKE NORTON  Traverse City, MI – Most visitors know this Michigan town best as a summer destination of beaches, brewpubs and brilliant sunsets — but some of its best outdoor adventures linger long after the Labor Day weekend. In fact, autumn is often the best season for outdoor recreation in this place of dunes, lakes and forests. The summer crowds have vanished with the heat, the hills are ablaze with crimson, gold and orange, and there’s a gentle, romantic feel in the air. While the area’s fall landscape can certainly be sampled by driving about, there’s no…
 
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  • via ferrata La Pilier, Moléson-sur-Gruyères

    Ian
    6 Aug 2015 | 9:45 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader I last did this via ferrata in 2009 so it was long overdue to go back and do it again! The mountain station of Moléson-sur-Gruyères always impresses me, they’re always able to pull in crowds with a range of activities on offer all summer or winter. Since I was last there the top lift has been replaced with a new modern higher capacity version. There are restaurants at the top, middle and bottom so we had coffee at the middle on the way up, a drink at the top and an ice-cream at the bottom. The route itself is quite long, about 1310 m of cable…
  • Tière Via Ferrata, Champéry

    Ian
    6 Aug 2015 | 7:21 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader This is fairly local, it’s just the other side of the Rhône valley in Champéry which is part of the Swiss Portes du Soleil ski/sport region. It’s about 30mins walk from the main car park and tops out not far from a restaurant. It’s a nice walk back into town again along a dramatic gallery. We actually climbed the route with an intermittent light shower which didn’t really make much difference being so close to the waterfalls! The route is graded K4 in my guidebook which seems about right. The route splits into two parts, the…
  • Tour d’Aï & Tour Mayen, Leysin

    Ian
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:05 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader Two different days and two different “tours”. On Friday we climbed our local via ferrata on the Tour d’Aï with the usual great, great views over lake Geneva. Having climbed via ferrata in Switzerland and the Dolomites I can honestly say our local route is one of the best. It’s K4 or DIFFICULT and is strenuous in places but with enough resting places to make it a fairly easy. The lift company have reduced the price of tickets this summer so it’s an even better deal than ever to ride the lift up and hike to the start of the…
  • Dentes Blanches

    Ian
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:50 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader taking advantage of some great weather and a free day we headed over the other side of the Rhône valley to the hamlet of Barme above the ski station of Champéry. The plan was to climb to the Col de Bossetan and have a look at going up to the main ridge of the Dentes Blanches. It didn’t start too well, we seemed to be plagued by horseflies this year and the first 30mins were bitten several times. The only option was to set a fast pace and get above them so we climbed quickly to get out their range. The main trail to the col is quite steep and…
  • Corbassière Glacier

    Ian
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    This was copied from SwissMountainLeader The forecast yesterday was for really hot weather, around 35° or higher. So, on the spur of the moment, I decided we’d head up to La cabane Marcel Brunet in the Val de Bagnes above Verbier You can drive all the way to the cabane although I’d recommend 4WD, low ratio and a flexible attitude to surfaced roads. The best route is over the Col des Avouillons which gives great views of the Petit Combin on the ascent. The col itself has a couple of steep, nearly vertical, metres right at the top which almost forms a wall. This hides the view of…
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    Fresh Content

  • Used and Abused: Weekly Gear Reviews

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:20 am
    We're constantly testing products to help you make the right buying decisions, and here is some of our honest feedback from the field.
  • Cover Shots

    27 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    We’re bringing back the best pow, gear, and mountain shots from days of yore.
  • 2016's Best Women's Ski Boots

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    From fixed-cuff boots that rip, to bar-mode boots that do to, these are 2016's best women's ski boots.
  • 2016's Best Men's Ski Boots

    26 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    If all that matters is performance, whether that's uphill or down, these boots will keep you happy and ripping.
  • Anatomy of a Ski

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    Ever wonder what's under that topsheet, or how a ski is actually made? With a few exceptions, most skis are put together using two or three basic construction techniques and incorporating the same basic ingredients. Here's how wood, plastic, foam, steel, and a dose of designer ingenuity come together to get you down the hill reliably.Basic Construction Types Sandwich construction, top, is typically used in higher-end skis, while cap construction (bottom) is more durable and often used in lower-end skis.Cap:The top layer(s) arch from one edge to the other, so that the top of the ski is…
 
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  • Review of Skiplex (UK indoor ski centre)

    Mark Barber
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    A couple of years ago, before embarking on our first ever family ski holiday, I took my kids (Holly and Harry) to Skiplex in Reading to have a few ski lessons.  I was amazed as after only 3 lessons, they had learnt the basics and felt comfortable on Skis. A great deal of this achievement I have to attribute to Shelly, their ski instructor.  Shelly’s cool, bubbly and friendly personality really put them at ease while her professionalism pushed them to the next stages. Fast forward to the summer of 2015, after a chance meeting with Shelly at a charity event in London, I was invited to bring…
  • Skiing On Grass!

    Mark Barber
    14 Aug 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Skiing on grass!  No, we are not talking about skiers enjoying the relaxed rules on the slopes of Colorado, Grass Skiing is actually a sport. With Iranian skier, Seyed Morteza Jafari, taking gold in the grass skiing Giant Slalom in his home country resort of Dizin, and in doing so, giving Iran their first ever gold medal in a winter sport, I thought I would look at the little known sport of Grass Skiing. Invented by the German Richard Martin in 1966, the sport was originally conceived as a way of practising skiing for the winter Olympics during the European summer months, but grew in…
  • The Road From Japan

    Peter Marsh
    6 Aug 2015 | 8:23 am
    After a break from all things snowy of 3 months or so I’m now in New Zealand working for Ruapehu Alpine Lifts at Whakapapa ski field. A name which sounds a bit rude if you say it wrong! I arrived a month or so ago and this is my first visit to New Zealand in 20 years. So I was interested to know how the place might have changed. The kiwis are still as friendly and helpful as I remember and for me New Zealand reaffirms my faith in humanity. Whakapapa is located on Mt Ruapehu which is an active volcano! In fact part of our induction training informed us of what to do if there is an eruption.
  • The Etape Suisse Alpine Cycling Holiday

    Mark Barber
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
      I must admit, I felt apprehensive about the Etape Suisse trip. After all, I am usually flying to Geneva with a snowboard in tow and not to travel down the Swiss Alps at 50Kmh on two wheels. But when I met the Etape Suisse group at the rendezvous point of Heston Blomenthal’s Perfectionist Cafe at the Queens Terminal at Heathrow Airport, I realised that they were a friendly bunch with a passion for cycling with different skill levels. The Perfectionist Cafe was the perfect place to start the trip and I ordered the Full English. After watching Heston perform his magic with food on TV, I…
  • Indoor Skiing in London

    Robert Stewart
    9 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Five things you should know about being able to ski indoors in London. 1. You can’t do it Yes, that’s right. Despite the UK being the second largest outbound market for skiing in the world, after Germany, there is no facility for snow skiing in the capitol. Why is that? Perhaps because most skiers live in the Home Counties outside London, although there’s no many facilities there either, strangely. Maybe it’s lack of space? Clearly this is an issue, although some might very well argue that a ski slope would be better use of space than many other buildings (not mentioning any names)…
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    The Mountain Mover

  • 2015 Labor Day Weekend in Steamboat Springs

    Ashley
    17 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    Photo: Steamboat Today Labor Day Weekend is the culmination of an entire summer of Steamboat Springs fun - it’s truly like we try to cram in as many possible fun things into one long weekend as is possible, making for one heck of an end-of-summer hurrah. In other words, you should be here. From the Wild West Air Show to the Rocky Mountain PBR Bull Bash, Steamboat puts on an action-packed weekend full of fun for visitors and locals alike. 2015 Labor Day Weekend…
 
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    Cool Adventures

  • Murano glass, Burano lace and colors that will make you smile

    Kim Hull
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Burano, ItalyPhoto: Kim Hull @Chasing Light Media Filled with colorful buildings, artisans, restaurants and boutiques, Murano, Burano and Torcello are a perfect afternoon respite when visiting Venice. Island hopping Venetian style Burano, ItalyPhoto: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media Easily accessible from Venice, the islands in the lagoon offer an opportunity to observe skilled craftsman at work, stunning scenery and a few hours away from the crowds of Venice. If going by vaperetto (water bus), lines 4.1, 4.2, 12, 13 and 7 (seasonal) include stops to Murano. Schedules and more…
  • The best of Venice

    Kim Hull
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Venice, ItalyPhoto: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media With its romantic canals, winding pathways and stunning beauty, Venice, or Venezia as the Italians call it, is truly a city like no other. Venice is a place to lose yourself in the charm, embrace the slower pace, and marvel at the city in a lagoon. Venice, ItalyPhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Getting to and around Venice The capital of the Veneto region, Venice actually spans a wide range of geography from the mainland areas of Mestre and Marghera to the islands in the lagoon, which includes the historic center, the destination…
  • 7 things to do in Milan

    Kim Hull
    21 Aug 2015 | 5:11 pm
    The Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza del Duomo Milan, Italy Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media There’s a buzz about Milan that sets it apart from the rest of Italy. A bustling city filled with fashionable people in a hurry to get their next appointment, Milan’s modern lifestyle centered around business, fashion and banking can cause you to forget the city dates back to 400 BC. Like a fine cloth that could be found on a garment in one of is countless designer shops, Milan’s passion for the refined accouterments of the current day is carefully woven into the fabric…
  • A weekend in Rome

    Kim Hull
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Rome, ItalyPhoto: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it is possible to discover a sampling of what the ancient city has to offer in two. Landing in Rome on a Saturday morning, we set out on a 48 hour caffeine-fueled adventure, determined to visit as many of Rome’s treasures as possible, while also setting aside a bit of time to soak in the history and culture of such a beautiful city. A weekend in RomePhoto: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media Travel tip: Taxis in Rome The taxis in Rome are white, clearly marked and are exceptionally clean. At the…
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    17 Aug 2015 | 1:18 pm
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  • Fort Di Bard: 200 Years of History

    Alana
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
      The Fort Di Bard excursion from Champoluc is a fantastic opportunity to visit one of few forts that have remained almost intact from the moment of its construction in the napoleon war times. Also home to the film set of ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’, Fort Di Bard is one of the best examples of the early 19th Century military strongholds and has seen over 200 years of building, reconstruction and history as its tall walls stand mighty in the Valle D’Aosta.     For the Italians, it is a mark of history as they know it. The first sign of human settlement, near where the Bard is…
  • The Big Train Ride to Bregenz

    Alana
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:37 am
      Hello again from Michelle, your Inghams Resort Rep this summer in Obergurgl!   After enjoying my recent day driving over the Timmelsjoch mountain pass and down to Merano in Italy, this time I decided to do something completely different: my mother came over from England to visit and I have been promising my two sons for ages now, that we would go somewhere on the train as they had never both been on a ‘big’ train (!). We set about looking at options from Ötztal Bahnhof, the closest station to Obergurgl and situated on the main Vienna-Salzburg-Innsbruck-Zürich line.
  • Giessbach: The treasure of Lake Brienz

    Alana
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:06 am
      Lake Brienz is the second largest lake here in the Bernese Oberland, and at 14 kilometres long and 2.8 kilometres wde, it’s full of fantastic sight-seeing opportunities. 3 stops down the lake from Interlaken you will come across Giessbach. At lake level there is not much to see, however above, there is a world full of nostalgia to explore! What’s more, because there is not much to see from the boat at this stop, many a tourist will carry on in the boat to Brienz and not realise what they are missing.     If you take the funicular, or alternatively take the trail up,…
  • Wengen and Mϋrren: Don’t forget the kids!

    Alana
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:53 am
      With the summer holidays coming to a close, it’s high time to make the most of the late summer sun or look ahead to next summer, and the Alps are a great place for children to explore. Here in the Jungfrau Region families are well catered for and there are some great activities to ensure children have a fantastic time in the mountains. Here are our top activities for children around Wengen and Mϋrren….   Lieselotteweg   This is a new theme trail starting from the top station of the gondola on Männlichen, reached by cable car from Wengen. The total hiking time is 1.5…
  • Zermatt’s 47th Annual Folk Festival

    Alana
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
      Every year, during the 2ndweekend in August, Zermatt becomes a blaze of colour with folk costumes, music, dancing with an array of fantastic traditional entertainment. This is Zermatt’s annual Folklore Festival!   The highlight of the festival is a phenomenal parade with nearly 2000 participants from all over Switzerland. The parade starts at 13.30 and usually lasts 1 and half hours and if you have not seen and heard enough colourful Swiss folk entertainment, then the party continues down by the tennis courts,  where marquees and stalls are erected.     Guests can…
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    Ski Vacation Blog

  • Best of: Snowmass glades

    Shannon Asher
    20 Aug 2015 | 3:16 pm
    In our “Best of” series, we’re tapping our knowledgable Mountain Vacation Specialists to help us pull together top trails in the terrain category (beginner offerings, groomers, moguls, steeps,... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 7 Telluride cameos you never knew about

    Leah Fielding
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:47 pm
    It should come as little surprise, given how picturesque Telluride is, that the Victorian-mining-town-turned-ski-town has served as a set for everything from A-list movies and beloved Western flicks... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • 5 days in Telluride: A first-timer’s guide

    Leah Fielding
    14 Aug 2015 | 10:34 am
    Despite receiving high international acclaim and awards, like Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice “America’s Best Ski Resort” for the last three consecutive years, Telluride does not experience... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • A guide to the Park City Canyons connection

    Alex Boyd
    13 Aug 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Two of Utah’s most iconic ski resorts—Park City and Canyons—will be linked this ski season by an interconnect gondola, and the resulting ski area will be the largest in the United States with... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
  • Best of: Telluride’s terrain

    Leah Fielding
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    Which ski resort has something for everyone? As North America’s largest provider of ski vacations, we get this question a lot. In our book, there’s only one resort that checks every box. For us, and... This is a preview of the post, to read more please visit ski.com/blog.
 
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    A Mountain Journey

  • This Week’s Backcountry News – August 30, 2015

    derek
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:05 am
    Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other intriguing things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy! Take the time to enjoy a sunset this week. Woman Sues Six Year Old Over Ski Accident At Austrian Resort – A Mountain Journey – Yes, you read that correctly. An adult woman is suing a six year child for turning in front of her while skiing in Austria. Yellowstone Tourist Files Complaint Over Untrained Grizzly Bears – Unofficial Networks – This one is so shocking, it’s hard…
  • A Skier’s Journey – Dubai

    derek
    29 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Watch A Skier’s Journey – Dubai When you think of ski destinations, Dubai isn’t one that often comes to mind. Home to one of the largest deserts on Earth, Dubai also has a thriving indoor ski hill. It’s a bit out of place in the surrounding 40-degree heat. Now a growing community of skiers and riders can escape the heat and ski every day of the year. It may not be high on your list of ski destinations, but if you’re in Dubai, you have to check out Ski Dubai. _______________________________________ Official Description from A Skier’s Journey: In 40 degree…
  • Woman Sues Six Year Old Over Ski Accident At Austrian Resort

    derek
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Adult Sues Six Year Old Child For €38,000 After Ski Accident An adult woman is taking legal action against a six year old girl over an alleged skiing collision in Vorarlberg, Austria at Hochhädrich Mountain in the Bregenzerwald forest near the Austrian/German border. Map of Hochhäderich (GoogleMaps) The child was part of a ski school group lesson when the child made a sudden turn in front of the woman. The woman fell and was seriously injured. She claims that she can no longer ski due to the incident. The woman has already attempted to sue the ski instructor who was responsible for the…
  • 3 Climbers Missing Since 1993 Found On Ecuador’s Chimborazo Volcano

    derek
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    Mountain Guides Find The Bodies Of 3 Missing Climbers Frozen In Ice On Chimborazo The frozen bodies of three climbers have been found on Ecuador’s Chimborazo volcano – a peak located approximately 150 km (93 mi) southwest of Quito. They are believed to be from a group of 7 French climbers and 3 Ecuadorian guides who went missing on the mountain after an avalanche on November 10, 1993. It is considered to be the worst climbing tragedy in the Ecuadorian Andes. Chimborazo Volcano Noted By Pin On Saturday, August 22, 2015, mountain guides found the bodies under a layer of ice at…
  • The Tower By Kelly Cordes Book Review

    derek
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:15 am
    Book Review: The Tower – A Chronicle Of Climbing And Controversy On Cerro Torre By Kelly Cordes Patagonia’s Cerro Torre (10,262′ | 3,128 m) is one of the “most beautiful and compelling mountains in the world.” It attracts elite, technical alpinists from around the globe who dream of climbing the towering and legendary peak. Yet, unlike most mountains, the history and controversy of Cerro Torre is baffling and complex. Buy The Tower By Kelly Cordes In The Tower: A Chronicle Of Climbing And Controversy On Cerro Torre, Kelly Cordes dives into the mysterious…
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