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Tuckerman Inferno!

Last April, on a whim, Kelly and I signed up for the Tuckerman Inferno.  For those unacquainted, the Inferno is a pentathlon with solo categories, two-man team and five-man team categories.  We entered as  duo.  I would lead off with an 8+ mile run (with over 400 feet of hill climbing).  Kelly would take the second leg, navigating down the only recently thawed Saco River for 6+ miles, after which she would transition to the bike leg: 18 miles, nearly entirely uphill for a whopping  2000′ feet of climbing.  At Pinkham Notch Kelly would tag me and I’d set off on the last two stages of the race, the trail run, followed by the ski race.  The trail run consists of about 2000′ of hiking via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, before a transition to ski gear for the final 800′ or so of climbing before skiing back down to Pinkham.  Check out the full course map, below. read more

Rob and I ascending the Chute

A Foggy Endeavor: Chuting the Bowl

Our game plan, once again, was heading to Mt. Washington.  Winter tricked us again this week, and left NE without much significant snowfall.

We’re quickly becoming regulars at Rob’s ski club where he, Sweeney, and I crashed Friday night.  We got an early start Saturday for the usual skin up to Hermit lake.  Avalanche risk was on the low-end of moderate, and after getting some details from one of the forecasters, we went to go scope out the bowl. read more