Tris Rotondo, a stormy ski mountaineering success
On Sunday 28 February 2016 the 7th biennial ski mountaineering competition Tris Rotondo took place in Switzerland’s Canton Ticino, Switzerland. The men’s Super Tris competition was won by Filippo Barazzuol & Maguet Nadir while Jennifer Fiechter & Lorna Bonnel won the women's event.
The seventh edition of the classic ski mountaineering competition for teams of two or three took place in a driving snowstorm and coincided precisely with the biggest snow forecast. Not to be put off, the Italians Filippo Barazzuol & Nadir Maguet and the Swiss-French duo Jennifer Fiechter French & Lorna Bonnel won the Super Tris, the long version of the competition boasting over 3000 meters of elevation gain.
The task at hand was daunting yet the organization managed to oversee and pull off the entire event, despite the adverse weather conditions and high risk of avalanches. The athletes competed safely along the route tracked for emergencies and gave rise to a spectacular competition that included the likes of multiple Mezzalama Trophy champion Jean Pellissier. This is Barazzuol’s second victory in a row at the Tris Rotondo, after his first win in 2014. “Third time lucky” is what the Italian stated jokingly as he crossed the finishing line, setting his sights towards 2018 in this Italian-speaking part of southern Switzerland.
Thanks to Pic2Go, the automatic photo tagging and sharing system, the athletes can see photos of themselves taking part in this memorable snowy edition.
by Lorenzo Scandroglio
SUPER TRIS ROTONDO
1 Karpos La Sportiva Fun Pop 3:49:39
173a Filippo Barazzuol M Fun Pop ITA
173b Maguet Nadir M Fun Pop ITA
2 Team Colltex Fun Pop 3:53:48.
144a Sandro Schlegel SANDRO M Fun Pop SUI
144b Alexander Hug M Fun Pop SUI
3 Team Suchet - Crazy Suisse Fun Pop 3 4:05:47
13a Raphael Kaesermann M Fun Pop SUI
13b Damien Corthésy M Fun Pop SUI
13c Michael Randin M Fun Pop SUI
Fiechter Bonnel Fun Pop 4:29:04
136a Jennifer Fiechter F Fun Pop SUI
136b Lorna Bonnel F Fun Pop FRA
23 Suze Fun Pop 4:48:35
102a Claudia Stettler F Fun Pop SUI
102b Andrea Huser F Fun Pop SUI
Complete results : www.trisrotondo.ch