Atomic Waymaker 2013: Dachstein

Check out our selection of the best images from the ultimate ski touring challenge, Atomic Waymaker.
By Lukas Pilz
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Uphill struggle
Preber Team perform at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 6th 2013
Uphill struggle Despite difficult weather conditions, eight ambitious teams breathed life into a concept which is both inspiring and which celebrates the versatility of the sport. Pictured above are the Preber Team. © Armin Walcher / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Taking a hike
Preber Team perform at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 6th 2013
Taking a hike The United States of Canada were ultimately the winning team in Atomic Waymaker 2013. © Armin Walcher / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
The only way is up
Fischer Loffler Team perform at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 6th, 2013
The only way is up The Ski Touring Challenge ran from Bad Mitterndorf to Lake Gosau via the Dachstein and as you can see the terrain is not for the feint-hearted. © Ray Demski / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
The judges
Judges check the route at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 6th, 2013
The judges The judges assessed all aspects of performance together with each expert also contributing specific know-how in a particular area: Beat Kammerlander, alpine all-rounder and one of the world's best sports climbers, concentrated on the mountaineering challenges. © Ray Demski / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Leading the team
Team Weride perform at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 6th, 2013
Leading the team Team Weride, which comprised Roland Seereiner, Florian Heel and Jochen Becker are pictured in action. © Ray Demski / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Getting a grip
Team Kilians Choice perform at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 6th, 2013
Getting a grip The Team Kilians Choice trio were Kilian Jornet, Richard Zinthauer and Paul Guschlbauer. © Ray Demski / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Long way down
Preber Team performs at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 7th 2013
Long way down The Preber Team of Austrians Andreas Tockner, Johann Wieland and Bernhard Bauer make progress in the snow. © Armin Walcher / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
It's tough at the top
Preber Team performs at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 7th 2013
It's tough at the top The Preber Team looking weary. © Armin Walcher / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Sheer face
Kufsteiner Kaiser Schitourer performs at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 7th 2013
Sheer face The intriguingly named Kufsteiner Kaiser Schitourer Team of Stefan Moser, Thomas Koller, Hubert Resch (all Austria) tackle this obstacle. © Armin Walcher / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Reaching the top
Team Preber performs at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 7th, 2013
Reaching the top But Team Preber are not to be denied as they reach the summit. © Jakob Schweighofer / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Slope Style
Competitors perform at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 7th, 2013
Slope Style It's not all muscle fatiguing pain at the Atomic Waymaker. There's a bit of James Bond-style ski fun to be had too. © Ray Demski / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
The winning line
Team United States of Canada celebrates at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 7th, 2013
The winning line Reiner Thoni (Canada), Mark Smiley (USA) and Andrew McNab (Canada) celebrate their victory as the United States of Canada. © Ray Demski / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool
Ready for action
Kilian Jornet of Team Kilians Choice seen at the Atomic Waymaker at Dachstein, Austria on April 7th, 2013
Ready for action Kilian Jornet of Team Kilians Choice looks all set to go. © Ray Demski / Atomic / Red Bull Content Pool