Snow-Camp Everest Challenge 2011
Sat 05 February 11
33 intrepid skiers and snowboarders have successfully completed the 150km Snow-Camp Everest Challenge in Portes du Soleil, France, raising money for Snow-Camp, one of the UK’s most innovative youth charities
33 intrepid skiers and snowboarders have successfully completed the 150km Snow-Camp Everest Challenge in Portes du Soleil, France, raising money for Snow-Camp, one of the UK’s most innovative youth charities. The Challenge (27th – 30th January 2011) covered over 15 resorts from its base in Morzine, and ran over 48 hours including a night skiing session and a mountain night hike.
This annual endurance event, sponsored by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports, gives snow sport enthusiasts the opportunity to fundraise for Snow-Camp by doing something they love to do, skiing or snowboarding, but like they have never done before.
This year’s participants included a 12-strong team from Norton Rose LLP. Their team was led by London based partners Jeff Barratt and Nick Prowse. Jeff Barratt commented: “We’ve been supporting Snow-Camp as part of our Together for Sport initiative since the start of 2010. Covering such a big distance in two days in those conditions was a truly daunting prospect. Snow-Camp deserves every bit of support we can give it though. It truly is a worthy charity, bringing a huge lift to every one of the young people it works with. The opportunities Snow-Camp provides, and the confidence they are able to give some of these young people, is really impressive. Worth every one of the 150km!”
Snow-Camp Director, Dan Charlish, said “Events like the Everest Challenge are becoming increasingly important in supporting the work of Snow-Camp. They enable us to expand the programmes we run by raising much needed funds and also introduce the charity to a whole new group of future supporters and their friends. We were so lucky to get such a fantastic group of people on this years event – they were all so motivated and up for the challenge. Despite the relentless skiing, boarding and night hike activities, there was also always plenty of jokes and laughter and a fantastic team spirit. We have had so much positive feedback from everyone about the Challenge – we are already planning next years!
Snow-Camp worked closely with Base Camp to ensure the Challenge ran smoothly and was a memorable experience for all involved – Fergie Miller, Base Camp Director, said, ‘We have really enjoyed working with Snow-Camp and have been a supporter of the charity for some time – we encourage everyone to get involved next year in what is a fantastic event!’
The Everest Challenge 2012 is now being planned and is open to individuals and teams! If you would like to get involved please contact Snow-Camp on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dan on 01273 241383
For more information on the excellent work SnowCamp do please visit their website www.snow-camp.org.uk
Sat 05 February 11, Innsbruck, Austria
The rider draw has been made and you can watch the event live from Innsbrucks Bergisel Stadium via the magic of the internet from 4:30pm (GMT) today
Sun 06 February 11, Innsbruck, Austria
11,000 screaming spectators at the Bergisel Stadium saw a veritable spectacle when the 6Star Billabong Air & Style took over the ski-jump stadium with a gigantic straight jump and 16 of the world's best snowboarders
Sun 06 February 11, Canada Olympic Park , Canada
The 5Star Burton Canadian Open wrapped up yesterday at the Winsport Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta with men's and women's slopestyle finals. American riders, Sam Hulbert and Jamie Anderson walked away victorious in the slopestyle format and at Friday's halfpipe competition it was Kohei Kudo and Kelly Clark who finished in first
Wed 09 February 11
The 6Star Nike 6.0 Air & Style Munich, Germany is set to go off this Saturday, February 12th, 2011 at the Olympic Stadium, with 16 invited professional snowboarders ready to battle it out in the dramatic head-to-head format, which has become a signature of the Air & Style events
Sat 12 February 11, Aspen Buttermilk, USA
Its always good seeing the homegrown do well, and Brit Dom Harington won the halfpipe competition at Aspen Butermilk on the same pipe that a few weeks ago hosted the X-Games