Tomorrow morning I leave from the southern terminus of the Nordkalottleden just north of the old mountain mining town of Sulitjelma. Nearly a year of preparation – physical, logistical, mental, financial – all lead to this singular effort: to run the 800 kilometers of the Nordkalottleden in good style, with reasonable speed, and without injury … Continue reading Climate Run — Here we go!
The countdown is on -- wheels up for Scandinavia on July 16th, and Climate Run 2017 gets underway on the morning of August 1st! We've been scouring online and paper maps of Norway, Sweden, and Finland to make sure every one of the 800 kilometers is accounted for. Much of the trail is visible in hi-res … Continue reading Ready? …Set? …Run!
On Monday at about 5:00 pm, I took off for my first run with a full pack along the Monroe Skyline section of Vermont's Long Trail. I followed the LT on a roughly 20-mile out-and-back section south from Appalachian Gap across some of the state's highest peaks: Mount Ellen, Lincoln Peak, and Mount Abraham. The … Continue reading Field Testing
On the morning of August 1st, I'm planning to head out from Sulitjelma, Norway on the Nordkalottruta, bound for the Swedish border and my first campsite midway between the two lakes, Vastenjaure and Akkajaure, approximately 40 miles beyond the start of the trail. With only 8 weeks to go, I'm settled into a training routine … Continue reading 8 Weeks until the Arctic Trail Run & Matching Fundraiser!
I am super excited to share with everyone that the American Alpine Club has awarded me a Live Your Dream grant for the 2017 Arctic Trail Run. The goals of the grant, which is supported by The North Face and other regional organizations, are to empower athletes "to dream big, to grow, and to inspire others." … Continue reading Live Your Dream
I'm super excited to have partnered with Skida to bring you lightweight Climate Run hats in so many amazing spring colors. Each hat is made right here in Vermont by the fantastic folks at Skida, and each one has a sewn Climate Run label so you can show your support. These are perfect for cold morning … Continue reading Skida Hats! A new way to support Climate Run
I'm super excited to announce that Climate Run: Arctic Trail gear is now available in the Atayne Climate Run store! Not only do proceeds from the sales go directly to support the record attempt at the 500-mile Arctic Trail in August, and not only are the shirts made from 100% recycled polyester by the … Continue reading New Shirts and Swag from Atayne!
This winter has come on cold and fast. When our running team came back to campus from the TARC Winter Fells Ultra 50k in Massachusetts on December 3rd, there was plenty of snow to ski on and a forecast for temps of -10 F. Around here, winter comes as a relief -- it's the season … Continue reading Winter Training #goals
The GoFundMe page for Climate Run: Arctic Trail has launched!!! I'm excited to be moving forward with planning for the Arctic Trail run, but I really can't do it without everyone's support. Please check out the campaign page for more details and donate if you can. Thanks so much!
I was honored to give talks about Climate Run: Iceland at both Sterling College and at the Whitney Center in Jackson, NH over the past month -- with great conversations and new ideas at every turn! While continuing to talk about Iceland and my upcoming 2017 Arctic Trail Run in Scandinavia, I've been ramping up … Continue reading local steps & global reach