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News Release
In the end of the year Red Fox has started some proposals for sporting events in new format. The first year success of collaboration with Russian Mountaineering Federation reveals the wide popularity of team projects. The new project is Red Fox Elbrus Race festival.

Red Fox company together with Russian Mountaineering Federation conduct Red Fox Elbrus Race festival on May, 2008. The competition will take place on the Elbrus peak, the highest top of the Europe and the most popular Russian mountain region.

Program includes: high-speed run to the Elbrus Peak, run on the snow-shoes and ski–mountaineering.

High-speed run to the Elbrus Peak. It’s unique event for the real sportsmen. The climb to the West Elbrus Peak is one of the world popular runs to the highest summits and mountain Marathon races. The main obstacle is in the mixed race route: snow, ice and great altitude. Reaching the Elbrus peak is not for each climbers. It’s the most complex physical-testing lap of the race. Participants: climbers, mountaineers and experienced multisportsmen.

Run on the snow-shoes. The snow-shoes are ideal gear for moving on the snow, that prevents breaking during the race. Besides, it’s the best way to get pleasure and enjoy by the nature. The snow-shoes are compatible for different footwear. The first prototypes of snow-shoes were wooden fastenings. Trekking on the snow-shoes is obligatory lap of the winter adventure races. The competition runs are very popular in Europe, especially among the backcountry fanciers.

Ski–mountaineering. Vertical race and rally. Ski–mountaineering is one of the winter active rests. The special emery-papers are fastened to the skis. It prevents slip during the going up. The unique kind of outdoor activity is ski-tour in the canyons with coming down on the snow. Now it’s carried out some ski–mountaineering World Cups and Europe Championships. The Russian team will take part in Red Fox Elbrus Race. Vertical race is the speed going up from the lower point to the finish. Rally is longer walking on the cross-country, including descents and raisings.

Race terms: May 15 - 18, 2008.

The prize fund of the competitions is 4000$.

Organizers - Red Fox Outdoor Equipment and Russian Mountaineering Federation

Project co-ordinator - Nikolay Dmitrievich Cherniy
Race director – Evgeniy Vladimirovich Kolchanov

Sponsors:
1. ALPEX company: www.sherpa.ru, official Russia representative of TSL (snow-shoes), Julbo (glasses and masks), Fitchi (fastenings), HAGAN (skis), LEKI-SPORT (poles)
2. GORE-TEX®
3. Polartec®
4. Zamberlan®

The preliminary applications are accepted until 20 April 2008 with obligatory confirmation by e-mail: elbrus@redfox.ru. Moreover, you can appear on competition place.

Additional information: www.elbrus.redfox.ru.

The history of Elbrus races is very rich. The run was elimination mountaineering competition for the strongest sportsmen. Red Fox company decides to increase the opportunity of the taking part in this project. Now it’ll include some kinds of sport and be interested as well as for climber, multisportsmen and skiers. The 3-days race will bring all sport community on the Caucasus together. High-speed run to the Elbrus Peak, run on the snow-shoes and ski–mountaineering will attract the best Russian sportsmen, great audience and mass media.

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