Tuesday, July 19, 2016

UTMB Course Preview

With UTMB just a little over a month away, I made the trek to Chamonix for a long weekend preview of the 105 mile, 32,000 foot +/- course. I'm glad I did as many of my notions of the course were 'off' including the amount of climbing and descending, the course not being as technical as anticipated, and grossly under assuming how stunningly beautiful the course is. My pictures hardly do justice to the majestic beauty of the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB).

Col du Bonhomme

Ville des Glaciers

Lac Combal

Refuge Bonatti

Grand Col Ferret

Some Wildlife

Col des Calcaires

Friday, July 1, 2016

Millwood is ON!

Asking myself "Why?", at the top of Mineral Fork, 2012

Since I didn't have enough fun back in 2012 ( http://mrc-ultra.blogspot.com/2012/07/millwood-project.html ), I'm going to tackle Millwood again starting this evening around 5:00 pm.

The big difference this year is that there will be 4 of us going for it.  Pete Stoughton, Ryan Tockstein and I will start around 5:30, and Jennilyn Eaton started around 10:00 am this morning.

Jared Campbell , the Millwood brainchild, helped facilitate having the event tracked by TrackLeaders. They have a great program that interfaces with SPOT to show where all 4 of us are in real time.  Here's the link:


We are all really looking forward to spending some good times in the Wasatch over the next couple of days.  Come join the fun if you're looking for an excuse to get out this weekend!!