GCC 2022 CANCELLED

The GCC organizing committee has decided to cancel the 2022 Grande Coulée Challenge. Instead, we had hoped for a FUN OUTING on MARCH 6 or 13 but the weather Gods decided otherwise...

The backcountry ski outing also had to be cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions on March 6 and 13. Its aim was to shine  the light on Sannine’s Grande Coulée (aka Bahsa) and to keep the Lebanon backcountry skiing momentum going.
The outing was to be filmed with the drones of Sheikh Camille Rayes together with the help and support of others, all in the aim of exporting good news and showing Lebanon’s beauty in the winter .

BACKCOUNTRY SKIERS (randonnée) are invited to take part in the race organized by the Lebanese army in the Cedars on March 19. Good luck to all!

The first Grande Coulée Challenge...

... took place on Sunday March 8, 2020 on Mount Sannine’s pristine and frozen snow bathed in glorious sunshine. In its maiden edition, more than 200 winter sports enthusiasts from Lebanon, the Lebanese armed forces as well as participants from eight nations took part in one of three tracks. A 1,000m ascent & descent backcountry ski race, a snowshoe race and a special snowshoe outing honoring women on International Women’s Day, all in the shadow of the iconic Grande Coulée (a.k.a. Bahsa) in the majestic Sannine Mountain range.

Next edition scheduled for Sunday March 6, 2022

As the little sister of the PdC (Patrouille des Cedres), itself the younger and smaller version of the legendary Swiss PdG (Patrouille des Glaciers), the GCC will be held annually on the first Sunday of the month of March.
Race director Maxime Chaya, the GCC organizing committee, the Scouts du Liban, the Lebanese Red Cross along with the Baskinta Municipality and its inhabitants invite you to take part in the next edition scheduled for Sunday March 6, 2022. Mark your calendars and stay tuned!

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