Results: White, Caelin (Winnipeg Canada)
Leg 1: 02:01:53 (Denard)
Leg 2: 03:44:45 (Flood Mountain); 05:56:33 (Grand Mountain); 07:24:38 (Town)
Leg 3: 10:24:19 (Duck Pond)
Leg 4: 13:51:26 (Mount Hamel); 15:51:20 (Ambler Loop); 18:24:36 (Hell’s Gate Road)
Leg 5: 20:27:41 (Hell’s Gate); 22:50:17 (Finish)
Pre-race briefing – Race day eve
Tying my prayer flag to the string they place at the summit of Mount Hamel.
Ready to rock and roll. I have no idea what’s about to hit me.
– RACE PHOTOS –
I’m two rows back in the bright orange. The dude with the mullet in red the front row is your winner. 12 hours, 31 minutes. Seriously superhuman performance.
Leg 2 – Flood Mountain and Slugfest
The calm before the storm….
Worst hailstorm I’ve ever experienced. My windbreaker probably saved my life. Many racers went hypothermic.
The treacherous run down Flood Mountain
Leg 3 – no pics (sorry…it’s a boring run down a logging road)
Leg 4 – Mount Hamel Assault
Flags – You carry these to prove you completed the full ridge at the summit.
Mount Hamel summit
Leg 5 – Final burn through Hell’s Gate and to the finish.
Arriving at the end of leg 4. Time for some fuel.
Got my death coin ready for delivery.
That tiny point of light in the tree line is my head lamp as I head into the mountains for the final leg.