Revelstoke’s Andrew McNab was part of winning team at first Atomic Waymaker ski mountaineering challenge in the Dachstein region of Austria.
Joining up with Canadian Reiner Thoni and the American Mark Smiley, the team, dubbed the United States of Canada, emerged on top of the two-day ski mountaineering event.
The event was not a standard ski mountaineering race. Instead, the eight teams were given a start and finish spot and were free to plan their route in between. They were judged on their climbing, skiing, mountaineering, and route choice.
Their competition included a team hand picked by the world famous ultra-distance runner Killian Journet-Bergada as well as six Austrian teams.
Their route included a descent down a 45-50 degree couloir with a mandatory rappel half-way through.
You can read an interview with the winners at skintrack.com.