28/10: Oppdal Race - Norway

The first norwegian race took place the 28th of January at Oppdal. Due to bad weather the race had to be shortend a bit. 30 competitors came to the start. Men and ladies had the same route, level 1210m.

Riflessioni di Luca Salini… lo sci alpinismo nella federazione inernazional e le prospettive olimpiche (italiano & english)

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Il movimento italiano dello sci alpinismo si presenta alla stagione entrante con grandi obiettivi, ma anche con grandi responsabilità, non tanto nei confronti della FISI, alla quale ha già dato molto più di quanto ha ottenuto in cambio, ma nei confronti di tutti gli appassionati che, dai nostri atleti e dagli organizzatori si aspettano molto.

Azuga Race (VR and relays) - Romania 14/15 January

Azuga-one little ski resort situated in center of Romania has been host for second Vertical Race and Relay National Championship. This kind of race has been introduced in Romania one year ago. Sixteen competitors, from three sports clubs have been participated.

Carey Smith beats three time winner, Greg Hill, by 7 seconds to take the Arc'teryx Randonnee Rally at Whistler/Blackcomb (US)

Jackson Hole, Wyoming-Carey Smith of Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the USSMA team, won the men's racing division of the Arc'teryx Randonnee Rally ski mountaineering race at Whistler Blackcomb, Canada in a time of 1 hour 33 minutes and 3 seconds just seven seconds ahead of three time winner Greg Hill of Revelstoke, Canada. The Arc'teryx event is the first race in the 2006 Mountain Hardwear/Life-Link-Dynafit Randonnee Rally Race Series. The course was shortened slightly due to avalanche safety considerations, however it was still hotly contested by the top three men's racers including Chris Kroger also from Jackson Hole, Wyoming the overall winner of the 2005 Race Series who finished third in a time of 1 hour 34 minutes and 56 seconds.

Guido Giacomelli alla Montain Attack

Guido Giacomelli

Scatta questa sera la Mountain Attack, prestigiosa Gara Austriaca di sci alpinismo notturna individuale con partenza da Salbaach.
La gara, copre un dislivello complessivo di 3080 mt. in salita suddivisa su 5 risalite in pista, ed i primi impiegano circa 2 h 40'.

Kilian Jornet es lesiona / Kilian Jornet suffers an accident

Kilan Jornet, one of the emerging figures of the Spanish and Catalan scene (Cadet VR World Champion in 2004 and European Champion in 2005) suffered last 21th December an accident while running near his house and broke the kneecap of his left knee as well as a finger of his right hand. He was operated the 23rd December joining the two pieces of the totally broken kneecap and after 3 weeks rest he will begin the therapy to recover. He will need about 3 to 4 months to be able to ski again. We all will miss her presence in Cuneo. Recover quickly, Kilian!

Newsletter - Trophée des Gastlosen 2006

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Site web du Trophée des Gastlosen 2006

Chers amis du Trophée,

Vous trouverez dès maintenant sur notre site web http://www.gastlosen.com une véritable avalanche (!) d'informations concernant l'édition 2006 du Trophée des Gastlosen :

ISMC has published the new Regulations for the season 2005/2006

After the Plenary Assembly in Singapore, ISMC has published the new Regulations for the 2005/2006 season. Find attached the documents.

Save time and see the main changes of the new UIAA-ISMC Sports Regulations downloading this document:

Main changes on UIAA-ISMC Sports Regulations

Print the Sports Regulations in pocket format. You need only to print the following document, put all pages together with the coverpage on the top, cut it in 2(DINA5 format) or 4(DINA6 format) and put one resulting pack over the other (first top/left, then top/right, then bottom/lelt and finally bottom/right). You have two sizes to choose:

UIAA-ISMC Sports Regulations - pocket size (DINA5)
UIAA-ISMC Sports Regulations - pocket size (DINA6)

UIAA: dimission of the President

After the General Assembly in Singapore, Alan Blackshaw resigned from President.

In accordance with the UIAA Statutes, Pierre Humblet, former Vice President, becomes acting President until new election in occasion of the 2006 General Assembly.