Ski holiday specialists Alpine Elements and iGOSKI will be staging a Ski 4 Cancer ski challenge in the French ski resort of La Tania on both Wednesday the 20th and Thursday the 21st of March 2013.
Individuals or teams will be challenged to ski either the vertical height of Mont Blanc (4807 metres) or Everest (8848 metres) in just one day. The challenge will focus on the green, blue or red pistes which run adjacent to La Tania’s main gondola, dropping from a height of 1900 metres to 1368 metres.
With a vertical drop of 532 metres, skiers and boarders will need to complete 9 runs to descend the height of Mont Blanc and 17 runs to descend the equivalent height of Everest. Intermediates should be able to complete the Mont Blanc Challenge in approximately 3 hours whereas Everest challengers should allow 6 hours.
The challenges will start at 9am on both the 20th and the 21st of March. To participate, skiers and boarders will be asked to make a minimum donation of 10 Euros to Ski 4 Cancer. Ski 4 Cancer is encouraging people to register before the event at www.ski4cancer.org/ski-challenge