Atomic Waymaker 2013: Dachstein

Check out our selection of the best images from the ultimate ski touring challenge, Atomic Waymaker.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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