By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
Great film on Grivel’s blog with Steve House, part of the original team climbing the Slovak Direct in single push and Alan Rousseau who recently climbed the route in an astonishing 21.5hrs.
Gripped.com has a good summary of notable ascents on the route on Denali.
Steve House describes his ascent in his book Beyond the Mountain, which is probably one of my favorite mountaineering books. House is also co-author, along with Kilian Jornet and Scott Johnston, of the incredible “Training for the Uphill Athlete – a manual for mountain runners and ski mountaineers.
I keep linking to these amazing videos telling stories by incredible athletes and mountaineers on gear company websites. This is really a fascinating marketing strategy for these companies, isn’t it?
House ends the video with the following, powerful words:
The mountains are there for the people to find out who they are and why we’re here. And everybody’s got a different story and is probably here for a different reason. Everybody has something inside themselves they have to discover that’s unique to them.
What matter’s is going, and searching… and sometimes we find it.