Meltdown, The Alps Under Pressure, National Geographic Magazine: Ski Race In Switzerland

The Engadin Ski Marathon attracts 16,000 cross-country skiers who race from the far end of Lake Maloja skiing across the frozen ice to St. Moritz, Switzerland. First held in 1969, the 42 km long marathon leads athletes beside a Medieval castle, ice bound lakes and through an entire forest. This aerial photograph shows the stunning alpine scenery beyond the skiers dotting the course near the start of the competition.

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