Hi, and welcome. I’ve put together this site to capture some of what we get up to in the mountains. If you’re into winter sports, mountaineering and mountain life in general you’ll find some mouthwatering stuff here, and if you prefer to spectate from the terrace, well you can do that too.
For write ups on ski mountaineering and trail races, plus other outings in the area, check out the blog. I’m a competitive veteran (actually veteran 2 here, now that I’m over the 50 mark) and typically have a go in a handful of longer races per season, often as part of a team. As an oldie now I’m not particularly quick, but my endurance is probably better than ever.
Every couple of years I raise money for Riding for the Disabled by taking part in a crazily long and challenging race, typically the Patrouille des Glaciers (long course). Here’s hoping our entry gets accepted for 2016, the next time it’s held: it’s typically oversubscribed by a factor of 2-3, so getting in is the first major hurdle. Once in, the training proper starts, though you really need at least 2 years’ training to get properly ready for it, such is the challenge. I’ll be posting more on fund raising for the event (or another similar one if we don’t get in) towards the end of 2015. In the meantime, stay safe out there all you alpine folk, particularly with end of season avalanche season now in full swing.