The Skialp Team Vibram, born at the beginning of 2016 to represent Vibram Company in the ski mountaineering competitions, is now preparing the first high-level challenges on the snow: Pierra Menta will host Vibram athletes next March the 9th, for the 31st edition of the legendary race that is going to take place in the breath-taking Arêches Beaufort, on French Alps Haute-Savoie.
Since its inception, the Skialp Team Vibram kept eyes and ski pointed to the ski race that for more than thirty years gathered the worldwide of ski mountaineers crème – carefully selected - for four challenging days on over 10,000 meters of altitude.
Two the “yellow” teams who will be engaged in the challenge: the French Ronan Moalic and Sylvain Montagny will compete in the premier race, while the young Swiss athlete Roberto Delorenzi will compete with his partner in the Junior race.
"We are ready for this wonderful challenge. It will be tough, but we trained hard" says Ronan. The athlete already mastered the race, after he faced it in 2013, with Sylvain, and with whom he gained an outstanding 29th position. Roberto Delorenzi will face the competition for the first time in the Junior version, to test the path and intensity of the challenge. "I am very happy, it's a great opportunity that Vibram gives me" said Roberto, "I will try to learn as much as possible and to do my best."
Skialp Team Vibram athletes will be equipped with Alien 3.0, the latest generation boot designed by SCARPA® expertise: carbon shell for extreme lightness and Vibram sole for maximum safety during passages on foot. Backpacks, crampons, harnesses and helmets will be provided by CAMP, reference brand for the ultra-technical mountaineering and ski touring equipments. With such a high level technical support, just a big “good luck!” to Vibram team guys for an amazing Pierra Menta 2016.