View Archive

Race Report

Hurtin' in Helena

Hurtin' in Helena

The last climb up to the top of Mount Helena was hard. There was a lady walking up the trail who had started the race an hour earlier. She pulled over to the side to let me pass and said some words of encouragement. Then she pulled out her phone and started taking pictures of me so I really had to get moving! At this point I started to lose it. Close to the peak, a man's voice yelled down that I was
almost there. When I reached him he said to go down this trail and then go to your left. Once I figured out which was my left, I started a mantra that was "go to your left, go to your left." Now was not the time to go off course; I just wanted to be done. The last mile is so steep
and rocky, my feet were burning inside my Helios.

View Archive

Featured Partners



At the heart of the Petzl enterprise you will find the will of its founders to serve their passion for exploration.  Today, more than ever, Petzl reaffirms this commitment.
- Allow the prgoress of users engaged in their own pursuits (professional or athletic) whether in the vertical realm or somewhere more obscure.
- Share our expertise with the community.



Andrew Fast's Review of the D-Lux Jacket

I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing companies over the years. I feel extremely fortunate to have the relationship that I do with La Sportiva. They have been a huge supporter of my mountain running and human powered objectives. In the coming months and years I plan to bring readers along as I work with La Sportiva and other supporters in effort to create the highest quality gear possible. Without further adieu, a product review.

View All Videos


La Sportiva's New Fast Hikers with Gore Surround Technology

The La Sportiva Fast Hiking collection is our newest and most technologically advanced hiking shoe in years. It was conceived out of the desire to create the most versatile footwear for day hikers, fast and light backpackers and anyone who wants lightweight, waterproof breathable protection for their outdoor adventures.

Mountain Running Blog Feed

Lessons Learned: Georgia Death Race 68-mile Trail Run 2015 - 03/26/2015

I cursed a lot. I almost started crying.

By the time I was back up to the highway crossing, I was frantic. I found the small trail heading down into the wooded abyss on the other side of the highway (you could see flagging about 100-feet downhill in a headlamp beam once you were on the opposite side of the road). Running angrily downhill through every bit of pain, I was nearly hyperventilating. More...

Ventana (single) Cone Adventure - 02/18/2015

After carefully analyzing topographic maps and satellite imagery I saw potential for an aesthetic route from the depths of the Carmel River Canyon directly to Ventana (single) Cone, arguably the most remote major summit in the Ventana Wilderness. Only an average of one party a year visits Ventana Cone and all appear to access via the 2 mile bushwhack from Pine Ridge. More...

USATF Half Marathon Trail Championships 2014 - 10/27/2014

A runner on my heels yelled to me to get up which is always good advice as it usually starts hurting if you don't get up and run right away. I bounced up and ran the rest of the way in a little fatigued and scraped up but no worse for wear. More...

View Archive


Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Ryan Woods on Obstacle Course Racing

Some of the Mountain cup races, like 7 Sisters, are so gnarly technical that even when OCR events send you straight up the side of a mountain I’m ready.  Now when you’ve got to lug a sandbags half a mile on top of that mountain...that’s a different challenge.

View Archive

Meet The Team

Laura Haefeli

Laura Haefeli

La Sportiva and Honey Stinger athlete, Laura Haefeli has won 7 Mountain and Trail National Championship titles, made 5 World Mt. Running Teams, been named Mt. Runner of the Year 5 times, and was the first U.S. Woman ever to win a medal at a World Mt. Running Championship. She also married into a beekeeping family.  Here is what she has to say about beekeeping and trail running.

Countdown To

Mountain Cup 2015 Race 6!!


Days Hrs Min Sec