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COMPETITIONS

European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2016: Les Marecottes

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02/03/2016

Competition is fierce in the European Ski Mountaineering Championships – only the “Crème de la Crème” of the ski mountaineering fraternity are attracted to this action-packed event. Ben Bardsley brings us this year’s adrenaline-filled report on the three-day event in the Swiss Alps from 5-7 February.
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INTERNATIONAL

Early season Greenland success for British team

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04/08/2015

A primarily British expedition comprising Greenland veterans Geoff Bonney and Jim and Sandy Gregson, together with Roger Gott, Richard Toon, and Ingrid Baber, a German currently living in Scotland, has made a raft of first ascents amongst the snowy mountains of North Liverpool Land.
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INTERNATIONAL

Young explorers sought to follow in Shackleton’s footsteps

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08/07/2015

The Antarctic Heritage Trust is offering an opportunity of a lifetime this October for three young people to participate in a fully sponsored ski-touring trip, attempting to repeat Shackleton’s crossing of South Georgia from King Haakon Bay to Stromness to mark the centenary of the original crossing.
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COMPETITIONS

British Ski Mountaineering Champs in association with La Sportiva

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07/01/2015

Ski mountaineering is becoming incredibly popular – why not come and have a go on a spectacular marked course? Sunday 15 February 2015 will be the fourth edition of this annual event.
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GEAR

Warning as ABS airbags are recalled

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06/01/2015

Avalanche airbags are an important safety aid for ski tourers and others travelling off-piste. Bavaria based avalanche airbag manufacturer ABS has announced an immediate recall of many of these products. This follows concerns that a contamination problem with the cartridges might result in the airbag failing to function correctly.
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INTERNATIONAL

Alpine Club antics in remote East Greenland mountains

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30/05/2014

Supported by a grant from the Alpine Club Climbing Fund (which is sponsored by First Ascent) a seven-member, primarily British expedition has recently returned from making first ascents, ski ascents, descents and traverses in a remote part of Greenland's North Liverpool Land.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Best British result ever in a ski mountaineering race

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08/05/2014

Jon Morgan, Ben Bardsley and Ben Tibbetts recently achieved the best time and result that a British team has ever achieved in any ski mountaineering race. They came first in their age category and third overall in the Patrouille des Glaciers, the final and one of the most popular races of the ski mountaineering season. Here Ben Tibbetts explains what SkiMo is, why Brits aren’t traditionally very good at it, and recounts the adventure.
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INTERNATIONAL

British ski mountaineering expedition successfully explores Greenland's east coast.

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10/10/2013

In spring this year a British expedition, comprising members of the Eagle Ski Club and supported by the Mount Everest Foundation, made a number of ascents on the east coast of Liverpool Land in northeast Greenland.
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INTERNATIONAL

Legendary steep ski line finally sees repeats

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30/04/2013

The east face of the Aiguille Blanche on the Italian side of Mont Blanc is so steep it only holds snow for a few days each year. Famous steep skier Stefano de Benedetti was the first person ever to ski down it, nearly 30 years ago, in vibrant 80s ski gear. In the documentary film, Steep, Benedetti twinkles with Italian charisma while describing his death-defying descent of the 4112m mountain, and calls it his ‘perfect moment.’ It's worth a watch.
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COMPETITIONS

Lees and Callaghan become first British females to complete Pierra Menta ski race

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02/04/2013

Leanne Callaghan reports on one of the toughest ski mountaineering races in the world and how she and Gabriel Lees became the first British women to complete the race in March 2013.
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