Sunday, November 9, 2014

Afghanistan Ski Challenge

At an altitude of 11,000 feet the Afghanistan Ski Challenge is held once a year. It is somewhat austere in support and amenities and there is no ski lift. You have to ascend the mountain slope with your skis on your back in order to ski down. The ski challenge was started in 2010 and has grown to attract over 50 western competitors. There is also a "locals" race with homemade Afghan skis and a women's race held discreetly at a nearby location. Read more - "Inside the World's Most Dangerous Ski Race in Afghanistan", The Huffington Post, November 7, 2014.

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