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Friday, March 2, 2018

Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe, Nicaragua

Volcano 2, Concepcion
It is still an active volcano. The trail for this volcano was different. It started with some jungle trekking, and as you got higher it became a scramble over rocks. One side of the volcano (my ascent) was rocky, but my descent from the other side of the volcano was through vegetation.
Total ascent was over 1500m, took about 2 hours to get up and 2 hours to get down. My IT bands were my weakness this week. Overall a fun hike, you can still smell sulfur on the peak of the volcano and see some gaseous action.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Maderas Volcano, Ometepe, Nicaragua

Volcano 1, Maderas
I was carrying my 10kg bag with me. The ascent was roughly 1300m and took me almost 3 hours. The top of the volcano was really muddy so it took more time. At the top there was a crater of water that you could swim if you wanted. I'm pretty sure I was the only person that had taken a laptop to the top of this volcano :D
The trail contained lots of jungle trekking, maneuvering around the mud and knee deep sink holes, and avoiding hitting your head on trees.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

East Rundle Mountain, Canmore, Canada

2.7km, 927m ascent.
It freshly snowed, and we hiked up with knee-deep snow!It took almost 2 hours

Ha Ling Peak, Canmore, Canada

2500m mountain. elevation gain of just under 800m, 1.5hr hike, 2.75km
The trail was more popular than the first hike and the snow was padded down on the trail. Sliding downhill was fun

Friday, December 22, 2017

Monkey Mountain , Da Nang, Vietnam

Ended up running from the beach, all the way up to the mountain,
Total elevation gain was 1300m, and 21km. It actually got a little chilly on the top of the hill

Friday, October 13, 2017

OCR World Championship 3km 2017

OCRWC 2017 in Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada.
The Age group I competed in was 20-29. I believe I started off too strong as by the end of the race the platinum rig obstacles were one after another and my forearms were burning. I had to take a minute break after each of those rigs. I completed all the obstacles on the first try. It was a fun sprint. I really enjoyed all these upper body obstacles in the short course a lot. I'm looking forward to the next short course!
Fastest times were just under 20 minutes.