Thursday, March 05, 2009

Lebanese Adventures in the Snow

The image depicts the ridge and path along which the race will be run. In the foreground is the Qadisha valley (I think)

Think you've got what it takes to take on the Army, the ISF, and UNIFIL in a ski contest? Or maybe you're just interested in seeing all of the above go at it on the slopes, whatever the case may be, be sure to check out the "Raid des Cedres" race organized by the Lebanese Armed Forces Commando Regiment.

Interested parties can check out race route, rules, and applications at the race's official website ...

... and speaking of expeditions in the snow, Maxime Chaya has headed off to the North Pole to complete the last leg of his Grand Slam (2 poles and seven peaks - the highest on every continent). Maxime was the first person [ever!] to plant the Lebanese flag on Mount Everest. You can follow Max's progress and check out his artcic posts by visiting blog:

Click on the link to listen to Maxime's call to PM Siniora ahead of his arrival at the South Pole last year. Good luck Maxime!!


  1. Anonymous11:30 PM

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  2. hey anon, I just wanted to let you know that although I had to censor your comment, I did find it funny :)

  3. i love cross country skiing


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