Another one for the epic list!

4k uphill in 6″ fresh powder and 4k non-stop downhill. The downhill is definitely worse for being able to walk after. But it is so much fun!

I just might have to do it again before we leave tomorrow.

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I could see the whole valley at the turn around point. But that was probably only half way up the mountain. Any higher and the clouds would have ruined the view. I will have to come back in the summer and go right to the top. Unfortunately we are going home tomorrow.

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The bikers and snow boarders love hiking up and flying down.

12% average slope. A little less slope would have made it more runnable especially with the snow. But the periods of fast hiking kept the heart  pumping.

Another one for the epic list!

Author: Kevin

Just a trail runner in Calgary and beyond

One thought on “Another one for the epic list!”

  1. Good grief, Kevin! Do you actually RUN 4k up a 12% grade? In the snow?

    I’ve been complaining about a couple of steep hills (~10% grade) that are less than 1/2 mile (<0.8k); on those hills, I cannot maintain a pace that I consider a running pace (~10:00/mi, ~6:12/km)–my hat's off to you!

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