You Won't Pass Chamonix's Mountain-Guiding Test

Le Probatoire is one of the toughest challenges in the outdoors, used for decades to pick alpine professionals in France's legendary hub of glacier skiing, climbing, and deadly terrain. Only the strongest make it, but Simon Akam wonders: Is selection by ordeal still the best way to groom competent guides?

Simon Akam
Nov 27, 2019

Urbanites Head to the Mountains

'Hood to Trail,' from Yak Media and Stance, features three urban running crews as they figure out what it takes to be a trail runner

Apr 18, 2019

A Segment from ‘Frozen Mind’

‘Frozen Mind’ features big-mountain snowboarder Victor de Le Rue​​​​​​​ riding the epic terrain of Chamonix

Feb 8, 2019

What I Learned from Watching My First Ultra

Our running columnist is an expert in the track and road running scenes, but the ultra world isn’t exactly his beat. He dove in head first at UTMB.

Martin Fritz Huber
Sep 7, 2018

Night Skiing in Chamonix

A crew of skiers heads out to the hills around Chamonix, France for some night laps in this film Nocta II from Black Crows and Yucca Films.

Mar 16, 2018