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Skimo Scotland have now released the race dates for the 3rd ski mountaineering (SkiMo) race series in Scotland during the 2014/15 season.

The website will be refreshed during the summer months with final details.

Ski mountaineering racing combines athletic skiing with mountaineering skills incorporating technical ascents and descents. There are different types of courses ranging from vertical sprints when racers skin uphill over a set distance to courses that have short steep sections which require the racers to put their skis on their backpacks; all combined with technical downhill sections. Racers are supplied with an equipment list which must be carried over the distance.

As an Alpine racer many years ago still maintaining a competitive spirit and now a keen mountaineer, when I heard about the race series I had to have a go. I had my normal touring set up with my old fritschi binding but they have seen me through many tours and did the job just fine. The races turned out to be great fun with some hard work on the uphills, the challenge of gaining back some time in the change overs and the fun of chasing downhill. A fantastic series.
Gillian Culshaw, Skimo Scotland series winner 2013
I got involved in Skimo racing last December and after the first one decided I was gong to compete in a handful of races on the continents this season. So I was overjoyed when I came across the Skimo Scotland site and was able to compete in the UK. I found the events really friendly, well organised and incredibly exciting.
Paul Cornforth, Skimo Scotland series winner 2013
Scotland at its best