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Chris Kroger, Marshall Thompson, Bryan Wickenhauser, and Jan Koles (from left to right) take off from the start of the 2012 Winter Teva Mountain…

Chris Kroger, Marshall Thompson, Bryan Wickenhauser, and Jan Koles (from left to right) take off from the start of the 2012 Winter Teva Mountain Games Rando Race that circumnavigated Vail Resort.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

Jan Koles shoots out in front of the field at the 2011 Crested Butte ISMF North American Ski Mountaineering Championships. Photograph: Kevin Krill

Jan Koles shoots out in front of the field at the 2011 Crested Butte ISMF North American Ski Mountaineering Championships.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

Sari Anderson, Johnny Biggers, and Janelle Smiley (top to bottom) boot up Corbet’s Couloir at the 2011 US Ski Mountaineering Championships in Jackson…

Sari Anderson, Johnny Biggers, and Janelle Smiley (top to bottom) boot up Corbet’s Couloir at the 2011 US Ski Mountaineering Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

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Photograph: Kevin Krill

Brian “Smithy” Smith executes a skimo smear turn on his way to winning the 2012 Race the Divide at Monarch Resort. Race the Divide is one of the annual COSMIC series races.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

Two racers pole out the flats.Photograph: Kevin Krill

Two racers pole out the flats.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

Racers top out on the Dogleg chute at the 1st Annual CS Irwin COSMIC held in December 2010. Photograph: Kevin Krill

Racers top out on the Dogleg chute at the 1st Annual CS Irwin COSMIC held in December 2010.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

Sarah Cookler keeps things light in the 10th Annual Wasatch Powderkeg, one of the longest running randonee races in the country. Photograph: Kevin…

Sarah Cookler keeps things light in the 10th Annual Wasatch Powderkeg, one of the longest running randonee races in the country.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

The 2012 ISMF North American Championships at Crested Butte, Colorado required a mixed snow and rock ascent on Guides Ridge. Photograph: Kevin Krill

The 2012 ISMF North American Championships at Crested Butte, Colorado required a mixed snow and rock ascent on Guides Ridge.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

High winds and low snow did not stop the 2011 Five Peaks Challenge at Breckenridge, Colorado. At 6 a.m., the two leading teams approach the top of…

High winds and low snow did not stop the 2011 Five Peaks Challenge at Breckenridge, Colorado. At 6 a.m., the two leading teams approach the top of Peak 9.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

At the 2012 US Ski Mountaineering Nationals at Jackson Hole, racer Stevie Kremer nears the top of the tram with Cody Peak looming in the background.…
Photograph: Kevin Krill

At the 2012 US Ski Mountaineering Nationals at Jackson Hole, racer Stevie Kremer nears the top of the tram with Cody Peak looming in the background.

Photograph: Kevin Krill

Read the full skimo racing article here.

Check out a full gallery of Kevin Krill’s photography here.