EPIC Ski Tour Trophy Fiou
The brothers Maurizio and Carlo Fiou, promising mountaineers of the Valle d’Aosta, both died very young in the mountains. The first in 1979 on the Cresta del Leone, the second on 17th September 1985 during the tragedy of Lyskamm, where six of the best mountaineers of the time died during the 21st “Corso Valdostano Guide”. On that day it was planned that a group of seven people, under the supervision of the professional mountain guide Roger Obert, would climb the eastern Lyskamm via the so-called Filder-Curta-Pellissier route. Near the ridge, the group was overwhelmed by a large avalanche. Thus Piero Bèthaz, Carlo Fiou, Ettore Grappein, Roger Obert, Piergiorgio Perucca and Corrado Vuillermoz, serious, well-trained young people who had prepared themselves before the disaster to continue a very honourable tradition, namely that of mountaineers, died.
Maurizio and Carlo, together with their third brother Mauro, mountain guide in Valpelline, had carried out countless repetitions of classic routes in the Western Alps and were experienced ski mountaineers.
The trophy, which is being held for the 32nd time is intended to remind the family and relatives of the deceased, is now supported by an organizational committee made up of friends of the Gran San Bernardo Valley.