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Thursday morning was hold in Tehran (Iran) the Plenary Assembly of ISMF with one main point on the table: the agreement with UIAA to get unit member. After long discussions, the final decision of ISMF was not to sign any agreement as unit member with UIAA. The voting was decided by a very small difference.
Dimanche 16 Février 2008 - 6h15du matin. Température – 20°C. Ciel sans un nuage .Le jour ne s’est pas encore levé. Et pourtant, la 1° étape de la Coupe d’Asie vient de s’élancer sur les pistes de Yong Pyong, station de ski située près de la côte Est de la Corée du Sud.
C’est un peloton de 122 coureurs dont 26 Filles qui s’enfonce dans la nuit pour remonter les 740 m de la première difficulté du parcours. De suite, le Japonais Sato Yoshiyuki prend les devants, précédant son compatriote Yokoyama Minehiro.
The Russian Ski Mountaineering Championships took place on the 19th -22nd December in Magnitogorsk situated in the Southern Ural mountain range.
The top racers from Russian gathered, all with hopes of being selected for the Russian ski mountaineering team to race in the upcoming SMWC.
Strong winds and a lack of snow were the theme for the championship and a lack of snow meant that all the ski descents were on man made snow of the ski area. This lack of snow how ever did now restrict the race organisers imagination for the ascents, with some very interesting and challenging climbs in the singles and teams races.
The Japanese Mountaineering Association organized the 1st Asian Championships 2007, 31st March -1st April. The Ski Mountaineering National Teams of China, Korea and Japan attended to this event. The race had the official partnerships of Otari village authorities, Tsugaike ski resort, Nagano mountaineering federation and other groups.