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Harakiri - Mayrhofen, Austria

BODY BAG, AGONY, WIDOW MAKER - BUT HOW MANY ACTUALLY LIVE UP TO THEIR NAME?

14:42 8th January 2014 by Nina Zietman @ninazietman
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...and it looks icy as! Photo: 20min.ch

…and it looks icy as! Photo: 20min.ch

Harakiri is one of the most notorious runs in the world. The word “hara-kiri” comes from the Japanese ritual samurai suicide by disembowelment using a sword. So pretty much as gnarly as a name can get, right? It’s a 78 per cent grade, it’s 1500m long and it’s the steepest piste in Austria. One for the ‘To Do’ list then…

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