Transvulcania 73.3k starts at 6am, Saturday May 8th in La Palma (11pm MST Friday, May 8th). Updates will be available on Twitter. Follow @Transvulcania and @iRunFar.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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