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Training for long and short trail running.

My 2022 season Training and Racing The goal of this season was to perform well in short and long trail running races within a few weeks. For that I chose to participate at the 2 short races I believe are most competitive (Zegama and Sierre Zinal) and the 2 long ones that would offer the…

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Sir Pierra Menta

This article was featured in Kiss The Snow magazine (spanish) Sitting around a stove fed with yak droppings, Mireia and I looked at each other in surprise. In a lodge at 5000 metres above sea level, the young camera that accompanied us had just told us that she had learned Catalan by watching interviews with us, as…

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THE STEEP SKIING OF TOMORROW

This article was featured in Kiss The Snow magazine (spanish) The evolution in any sport has been since long ago a search for the most, the fastest, the most difficult, the highest, the farthest… and extreme skiing has not escaped from this either. Alpine skiing is the conjecture of 2 activities, skiing where from long ago speed…

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SKI²

This article was featured in Kiss The Snow magazine (spanish) In the past articles, I have analyzed skiing from its steepest angle. For those of us who like ski-mountaineering and who look at it with eyes that have seen more ski-ropes than ski-doors, when we think of skiing we think of this sliding on steep faces. But…

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hight ski

This article was featured in Kiss The Snow magazine (spanish) I remember that cover like it was yesterday. A skier with his legs open like an Olympic gymnast to keep both skis in contact with the snow such was the slope. I was just a teenager who spent the long, boring winter afternoons looking for the warmth…

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Steep Ski Pioneers

This article was featured in Kiss The Snow magazine (spanish) 4 pairs of skis, leather boots and fifty degrees. “Not the height but the precipice is terrible,” said Frederich Nietzsche. Some people undoubtedly find pleasure in the terrible, and even make it a necessity to live. You can practice more or less absurd activities to look for…

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