The following update comes from UIAA Unit Member, International Skyrunning Federation.
SkySnow, the new skyrunning discipline, will launch the first World Championships on February 4-5, 2022, in Andalusia at the Sierra Nevada Ski and Mountain Resort, Granada, Spain.
Despite international Covid restrictions, fifteen ISF Member countries across the world have confirmed entry: Andorra, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, USA. Unfortunately, Japan has had to withdraw.
SkySnow was introduced at the International Skyrunning Federation 2020 General Assembly and embraces the traditional concept of skyrunning – running at high altitude – in this case, during the winter and exclusively on snow. One thing is compulsory, however. The use of micro crampons. On board as main sponsor of the 2022 SkySnow World Championships is NORTEC, the Italian brand, market leader and producer of ISF approved micro crampons.
Twenty-one glittering medals are at stake as well as titles for the Vertical, the Classic and the Combined categories. The top three countries will also be awarded medals.
The events will kick off at dawn on Friday, February 4, with the SkySnow Sierra Nevada Vertical, and head straight up to 3,050m altitude with a 950m vertical climb over 4.3 km distance.
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Image credit: ©Pepe Marin/International Skyrunning Federation