Canadian Rando Race Team Announced for 2007/2008


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | June 16, 2007      

Here is the PR folks, leave a comment if you know any of these guys.

ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA NAMES 2008 NATIONAL SKI PETITION TEAM

Canmore, AB – THE ALPINE CLUB OF CANADA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL SKI MOUNTAINEERING TEAM FOR 2007-2008. These individuals have participated in a series of sanctioned competitions across Canada over the winter of 06/07 to earn this honour. They will now be able to represent Canada at International Competitions.

Women
Melanie Bernier
Lydia Marmot
Julie Matteau

MEN
Aaron Chance
Jeff Colvin
Sean Easton
Greg Hill
Andy Traslin
Mike Traslin

Team members will be vying for a position to race for their country at the World Championships in Portes du Soleil, Switzerland, in late February 2008.

The ACC is the recognized National Federation for the sport of ski mountaineering competition in the country. It registered athletes for the 2007 race series, tracked results, provided officials, insurance and volunteers for the events. Overall series winners and ranking champions were determined on a points basis, per international rules.

Complete results and points calculations for all events in this inaugural Canadian ski mountaineering race series are available on The Alpine Club of Canada website http://www.alpineclubofcanada.ca/ccc/results.html

Comments

One Response to “Canadian Rando Race Team Announced for 2007/2008”

  1. Nick Davies June 16th, 2007 9:14 pm

    Greg Hill is the multi-feet monster – but I’m sure you already knew that Lou.

    The Traslin brothers, also BC boys, are also contenders. They did well in the first year (06) Rando Race the 27 km Spearhead Passage, which was part of the Backcountry Jam in late April in Whistler. I met one of them this last April in Pikas at the top of Whistler on the Friday of the Backcountry Jam weekend, I think it was Andy a really nice guy, after the uphill race from the village to the Roundhouse. He did the race not me, I was saving myself for the 10 km Citizens Race the next day.

    Both Traslin brothers posted good results last year, but now the race is part of the International Circuit so these very lean Spaniards (male and female) and other Europeans turned up and blew everyone away. The Spearhead Passage was won this year by a Slovakian in a time, which as I recall, was something like 20 minutes less that last years times.

    Those races are a load of fun, the company, the vibe and the schwag. As a senior citizen I’m never going to sign up for the long races but I’ll keep doing the 10 km until my knees give out or my enthusiasm wanes, whichever comes first.

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