Karina Carsolio
  • Dolomyths Skyrun: Highly prestigious Skyrunning race in Europe, part of the world-known circuit Golden Trail World Series. Equivalent to winning a world cup, this is one of the world's most famous Skyrunning race, so far this si the best result Karina has in her curriculum. 3º place (2021), 3º place (2023)
  • Schlegeis 3000 Skyrace One of the most technical races in the Skyrunning World Series Circuit. 1º place (2023)
  • Minotaur Skyrace Part of the Skyrunning World Series Circuit. 3º place (2023)
  • Ultraks Extreme Matterhorn Skyrace Part of the Skyrunning World Series Circuit, world-known as one of the most technical races 3º place (2023)
  • Monte Rosa Skyrmarathon The oldest and most prestigous skyrunning race, it is the race which reaches the highest altitude in Europe. 1º place (2022)
  • Kima Trophy The most technical skyrunning race in the world, it's a race which goes through 7 mountain passes so it requires rock climbing abilities. 3º place (2022)
  • Double Vertical Kilometer Courmayeur One of the toughest double vertical kilometers in the world, in Italy (ascender 2000 metros verticales en menos de 10km). 2º place (2022)
  • Iztaccihuatl, 5236 msnm Going up and down the comercial path "Los Portillos" from the bottom to the summit, track which is normally done in 11-12 hours. 2:33 hrs, 2022.
  • Pico de Orizaba, México. Going only up in 1:36 hrs (2022), usually done in 8 hours.
  • Golden Trail World Series The world's most prestigious trail running circuit. Top 15 (2021)
  • Volcan Malinche, México. Up and down its comercial track, it is a route usually done in 8-10 hours. 1:59 (2019).
  • Iztaccihuatl, Mexico. Up and down from the base (2600 msnm) to the top (5236 msnm), usually done in 3 days. 6:05 hrs (2019)
  • Nevado de Colima, 5236 msnm Track normally done in 2 days, this track starts at the nearest town to the volcano. 4:58 hrs (2017).
  • Huayna Potosi, Bolivia Third highest volcano in Bolivia, going up its comercial route, it is normally done in 2 days. 3:06 hrs (2017).
  • Volcan Tacaná, México. Up and down its comercial track, it is a route usually done in 9-10 hours. 3:17 hrs (2016)

As the daughter of world-recognized mountaineers, Carlos Carsolio and Elsa Ávila, Karina’s early childhood was spent in the mountains surrounding Mexico City, since then her whole life has taken place in the mountains. She grew up in the small town of Valle de Bravo, where she practiced many different outdoor sports. She started running competitively at 19 years old, achieving many podium national places during her first years of sports career. However she was immersed in med school and it wasn’t until 2021 that she started competing internationally, since then she has been able to achieve multiple podium positions in the worlds’ most prestiged skyrunning races. 

Even though right now Karina is focused on competing, she’s also a general physician, working primarily with women in sports, helping them with nutrition to have a healthy physiology for optimal performance. 

Her love for nature and mountains has also led her to be involved in a diversity of projects for the environment, including the construction of dry toilets in multiple national parks, agroforestry projects in her hometown and eco-activism.

Favorite Black Diamond Products:

For adventuring during longer days in more of an alpine environment which is still runnable, my go to is the The Distance 8 running pack. Light, versatile, and super comfortable, with a great arrangement to fit everything you need for alpine-running solo projects.


A runners wearing the Black Diamond Distance 8 Running pack.

I love the distance Carbon Z Running Poles!! Easy to pack, foldable, lightweight and made from recyclable materials!! 


A runner using the Black Diamond Distance Carbon Z poles.

The Black Diamond Distance 4 hydration vest is always in my luggage for racing and training!! Really comfortable, doesn’t bounce around at all, and it has enough space to fit everything you need for a skyrunning (or trail) race!! Amazing system for storing poles, just enough pockets and space for nutrition and anything else you might need for those mid distance races or projects.

A runner using the Black Diamond Distance 4 Hydration vest.