July 4 – 6, 2013
When the fireworks end in Silverton on July 4th
Base of Kendall Mountain
14th Street Avalanche Chute
11 laps up and down the avalanche chute from the base (9318 ft) to the summit of Kendall Mountain (13066 ft). Yup, you can do the math on the climbing.
This is a no fee, no aid, no course marking, no awards, no frills event. This is an unsanctioned gathering of friends going out to climb Kendall Mountain for a day or two in a row. Entrants will be responsible for their own safety and assume all risks of climbing cross country up and down an un-maintained avalanche chute at roughly 50% grade. You will encounter hazards such as cliffs, extremely steep terrain, scree fields, loose boulders, water, snow, overgrown vegetation, wildlife, altitude sickness, etc. There will be some way to prove you went to the summit of each lap.
Forecast for Silverton, CO
We will have a table with water jugs on it at the bottom of the mountain. It might even be treated water.
48 hours – same as the Hardrock 100
More climbing (a lot more) than the Hardrock 100
No fee, but we highly recommend each participant make and wear their own “race shirt”.
Hardrock Hundred Finisher
Nolan’s 14 Finisher
Spartan Death Race Finisher
Spartan Ultra Beast Finisher
Climbing / Mountaineering Background
Special Consideration by resume / application
firstname.lastname@example.org for an entry application.
James “Grandpa Jim” Fowler
Lots of snow came down the steep mountain.
Miners ran up the avalanche chute on bets back in the early 1900s
Now we are going to run an ultra up and down it
To prove we have really big balls or something
And to make the world’s toughest 50k (sorry Karl Meltzer)
2013 | Tales of epic failure will be posted here after the “run”.
2013 | Images of massive carnage will be shared here with all.