Every year the Delancy British Ski Team, sponsored by pole specialists LEKI, head out to Chile for their summer training camp.
It’s a month long brutal and exhausting regime that’s set to push each athlete and prepare them for a winter of competitions.
Honor Clissold is one of Britain’s top ranked female skiers and this summer she joined the camp for the sixth year in a row.
What does a typical day hold for you?
“Most of our days in Chile are the same - not that they’re boring, but they follow a very organised format so we can get the most out of being there.
“Each day we get up around 6am and have a short “activation” session in the lounge area to warm up our muscles and wake ourselves up for the day ahead. These exercises are provided for us by Dave Ryding’s physio - Nikki Kidd - and focus on mobility and movement patterns.
“We then have breakfast and head to the lift (they open the lift for coaches and racers at 7am, before the public lifts open at 8.30am). Training will run until 11.30am and be a mixture of technical drills, slow drills, training courses or full length race courses, depending on which discipline we are working on! Sometimes we will ski 20 runs of drills, and other days it might just be four runs of SuperG or Downhill.”