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The Unique Formula

This March, March 4th-7th, to be precise, I’m kicking off our race calendar with the Virtual VERT Challenge. I’m bringing back this virtual race that calculates your effort using a crazy formula inspired by the way UTMB calculated qualifier races points.

How does it work, you ask?
You count one run, and add to the distance in miles the vertical feet gained divided by hundred and finally add the number of reps on your local hill. That’s your score, not your speed or overall mileage will win you this event, but that magic number. And especially the reps on the hill will count for a lot. Which makes it the perfect race for when the mountain summits are still full of snow and your vert chasing has to happen in town. 
Last time we hosted this event we had people doing silly repeats in staircase of parking garages, it was bonkers.
So, if you’re up for a crazy Virtual VERT Challenge, then this race is for you. 

Click here to learn more and come chase vert with us March 4th – 7th.


Singletrack #219

‘No Shortcuts through Khumbu’
High altitude mountaineer and explorer Andrew Hughes joins us for a very special episode of Singletrack to share his story and journey from growing up in the shadow of Mount Rainier to climbing the Seven Summits.


A riff of popular shirt design from the early 2000s, our first shirt of the new year is celebrating the early adventurers in the high alpine mountains. Listed are the first ten men and women who successfully summited Mt. Everest. Both shirts come in a variety of colors and in both men and women’s sizes for each design.

As we dream of adventure may we never lose sight of the fact that we stand on the shoulders of giants.

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2022
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