Monday, March 2, 2009

Avalanche Peak Challenge- Compulsory Gear

Most mountain running races have a list of compulsory gear and with the Avalanche Peak Challenge climbing up to 1800m above sea level, down a nasty scree slope and along less than ideal river bed, its no big surprise that there is a list of compulsory gear for this weekend. My compulsory gear is as follows- -drinking bladder filled with water or other drink at the start: Platy Pus filled with some watered down sports drink - long-sleeved parka: Texner Hyper Light jacket-100gr! -hat or hood on parka: Buff! -two long-sleeved thermal tops, one to wear and one spare. If you do not wear one of them during the race, you must carry two of these tops: I'll have to search out might lightest 2 thermal tops -tights or leggings: Luckily I have a nice light pair of 3/4 Dynafit tights, that hopfully will be OK -gloves: A pair of $5 thermal gloves from the local gas station -thermal blanket and survival bag: Got the thermal blanket out of my winter survival kit –all of the above to be carried in a day pack: Salomon Raid Revo 15 I'm gonna use the Salomon XA Pro running shoes, my T6C and a bunch of Gu. My pack with all the compulsory gear in it (minis the 2l H2O) weights in at 1247gr. A lot lighter that my ski mountaineering race pack, that's for sure. Hoping that the 3/4 Dynafit tights and crazy light Texner jacket will be excepted

Jane and ChristinA making there way off the Rome/Avalanche Ridge and into the Crow Valley

1 comment:

  1. You really need all these gear for your own safety. Good luck!


"The skier who forsakes the lifts to climb under his own power to a mountain summit is a very different person from the downhill only piste basher and is often regarded by the latter as something of a curiosity.
But he was the creator of the sport; and possibly with him lies the future"
-Robin Fedden, The book of Europen Skiing, 1966
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