I was one of 6 athletes world wide nominated by ISMF (International Ski Mountaineering Federation) and Chinese Mountain Association for an all expense paid trip to the Quinghai province of China to compete in their Mt. Gangshika race.
It’s two days of high altitude racing (a sprint and a vertical) where we camped at 14,600 feet and raced at close to 16,000 feet….the second highest ski mountaineer race in the world.
I’m proud to say, I left it all out there…ending this season on a HIGH note, pun intended!
I topped out over 15k…which racing at that altitude is quite painful.
I brought home 1st place in the sprint and 2nd place in the vertical. Hearing my national anthem on foreign soil was the highlight of my experience.