Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Prepping for Raid the North Extreme

The days seem shorter as Raid the North Extreme is rapidly approaching.  About all the training hours have been banked, it is now time for banking sleep and final packing.  The team is hoping that you take a moment each day to check our progress and give us a shout out.  The long days and nights will start to run together, it will give us a needed boost as we transition from one discipline to another to know that our friends are out there, willing to give us a virtual pat on the back for what we have accomplished and kick in the butt to keep us moving down the trail.

Team Midwest Mountaineering Training in CO
You may be asking....  What is Raid the North Extreme?  Here is a link to the event website.  Read as much or as little as you would like.  We are going up against some of the best teams in the world.  Our goal.... to complete the event, have fun, maybe learn a little about ourselves and each other.

One item we are really excited about!  British Columbia's West Kootenay!  The are will have spectacular vistas, some of the best mountain biking in the world, epic paddling opportunities, and plenty of opportunity to suffer.

The teams will be equipped with SPOT tracking.  This will enable you to follow our progress and see where we are with respect to other teams.  It is unclear at this point where you will be able to do this, but I recommend visiting Checkpoint Tracker and the Raid the North Extreme sites.  One of them will have a link to the tracking page.

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