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7 Apr 2012

3. The Five Peaks

United States (Colorado)

Organizer: Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup (COSMIC)
Place: Breckenridge, CO
Event type: team (x2)
Description: This year\'s 2012 third annual Five Peaks is a going off on April 7th. Feedback from 2011 was positive, so we\'ll keep things on the \"technical\" side with some steep bootpacks and hopefully more ridge-walks. Ten Mile Range 70 mph winds are just a bonus! Be nice to all of your potential race partners this winter and we\'ll see you in April. Stay tuned for course details, the only promise is it\'ll be something new.
The Five Peaks includes approximately 8,000 ft. of vertical and multiple ascents in the Ten Mile Range behind and in Breckenridge Ski Resort. Eighty teams of two will skin, climb, ski and traverse Peaks 9, 8 and 7. While The Five Peaks course will be demanding in terms of vertical and time, the course is designed so that teams that are near the 2:30 pm cut-off time will be moved ahead on the course and still make all summits.

Observations: Required gear: skis/skins/backpack/beacon/shovel/probe/helmet/wind layer/extra gloves/balaclava or Buff. In-person registration is at Mountain Outfitters and Amazing Grace in Breckenridge, on-line registration will be at: http://thefivepeaks.athlete360.com/

Web: http://thefivepeaks.com/

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