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Mountain Madness Running Clinics/Races

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First Women Finish Nolan’s 14, Colorado’s Most Demanding, Obscure Mountain Challenge

First Women Finish Nolan& Colorado& Most Demanding, Obscure Mountain Challenge

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Vancouver Island's famous West Coast Trail is a gem if you are looking for a challenging, adventurous, and jaw-dropping-ly gorgeous long distance hike.

This is what 5Peaks Whistler looked like just before the storm. What a wild day!

This is what 5Peaks Whistler looked like just before the storm. What a wild day!

Whistler: Cheakamus Lake is tucked in behind Whistler Mountain. If you've hike the Musical Bumps trail, or any of the paths off the peak of Whistler, chances are you saw a huge turquoise lake below you.

Whistler: Cheakamus Lake is tucked in behind Whistler Mountain. If you've hike the Musical Bumps trail, or any of the paths off the peak of Whistler, chances are you saw a huge turquoise lake below you.

Start your hike from the parking lot at Cypress Mountain, and follow the trail that is beside the closest ski lift on the left. The trail will say "Black Mountain".

Start your hike from the parking lot at Cypress Mountain, and follow the trail that is beside the closest ski lift on the left. The trail will say "Black Mountain".

You can take the gondola up Grouse Mountain and then hike from there which roughly takes around 5 hrs at a decent pace. The hike is a hard one that is a lot of up and down and a fair bit of climbing.

You can take the gondola up Grouse Mountain and then hike from there which roughly takes around 5 hrs at a decent pace. The hike is a hard one that is a lot of up and down and a fair bit of climbing.

See a photo of ultrahiker Andrew Skurka climbing a boulder-strewn pass in Alaska by Michael Christopher Brown, from National Geographic.

Adventurers Andrew Skurka (left) and Roman Dial hike over the Arrigetch Peaks in Alaska. Photograph by Michael Christopher Brown, National Geographic . Dream Trip: Traverse Arctic Alaska and Canada Andrew Skurka Long-Distance Hiker

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