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Monday, 23 January 2012

First ever British Ski-Mountaineering Championships
For the first time ever, 2012 will see a British Championships for ski-mountaineering  
March 31st - Chamonix 

This addictive sport combines lung-bursting climbs with heart-in-mouth off-piste descents along with airy arĂȘtes and steep couloirs negotiated on foot (with skis on the pack).

Imagine the best ski-tour you’ve ever done covered at many times the speed complete with tour de France style spectators, large cowbells and more than enough lycra to supply the royal ballet for several seasons! It is a well established sport in the Alps and interest from British participants that has been growing year on year. Famous races such as the French Pierramenta and the Swiss Patrouille des glaciers are highlights in an increasingly busy calendar.

The inaugural British championships will take place as part of an established race – The Cols et Cimes Hauts [high cols and summits], starting from the top of the Chamonix-Planpraz telepherique.

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