NORBA: The Hardest Course
The dust, the dirt, the angle, the accidents... Crystal reaped a cruel harvest. The hardest course yet crushed competitors with its severe terrain, as Elke Brutsaert testified: "...if you let go of the brakes, you're suddenly going Mammoth Kamikaze fast...."
Shawn O'Fallon expresses his frustration: "I tire of others living off the work of some of my team. I tire of seeing the incredible efforts put in by some and seeing many who will claim the same accomplishment...."
Recovery in Hushe
Forbidden Towers big wall team member Jimmy Chin has recovered and "...tomorrow, we will head up to the Nangmah Valley to visit the American/Canadian expedition and to do a bit of climbing..."
120°, Fire and New Pavement
Take a 135-mile footrace across Death Valley, in temperatures so hot you need a meat thermometer, add a wildfire and a road crew laying new asphalt, and you get The 2000 Badwater Ultramarathon.
Power of Partnership
Jon Otto completes the team's recollection of the successful summit of Mustagh Ata: "If Walter or I came down with the same affliction, I wonder if we could have carried on...."
Training Tips: Warm Yourself
Your legs feel heavy and unresponsive. Gasping for air, you feel like a VW Microbus sputtering up a mountain pass. Nobody enjoys suffering. So take these training tips and keep your muscles loose.
Adventure racing at a blistering pace with temperatures in the high 90s.
The Tissot-UCI World Cup rolled onto the high-altitude slopes for the second half of the season.
Dave Hahn on Everest
"I'm not eager to bring dishonor
upon that great mountain..."
Dispatches from an awesome ski mountaineering expedition.