The Silitch Family

Adventures in the Alps and Beyond

Monday, August 18, 2008

August Adventures in the Alps

Back in Chamonix for the last of the summer holiday. The boys are having fun bike riding, bouldering and hiking and Nina is getting geared up for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc- In preparation, on August 10th, she competed in the Sierre-Zinal mountain race, one of the most famous trail races in Europe
The Mont Blanc race-passes through 3 countries- Courmeyer(IT), Champex (CH), and Chamonoix (FR)• CCC® : 98 km and 5 600 m + (18,372 feet!) + altitude change - 26 h max
start Friday, August 29 at 11:00 from the centre of Courmayeur (Italie)
When we first moved here Nina said she would never do that race - 2 years later she got pulled into the trail running bug and decided that it would be good training for the ski mountaineering season and a good challege.
Stay tuned for more...on this
Grammy is coming over to help w/ the support team.