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A research of man's quest of being at peak, aligned in and over the mountains - going fast
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Tweet from @archivalaccess

Tweet from @archivalaccess | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
Last one for today - "Suggan Buggan", with the Suggan Buggan River running through. Located in the Victorian Alpine http://t.co/5MlbVO3d3S
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Hardrock 100: The Race

Hardrock 100: The Race | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
While Hardrock is generally referred to as an “Endurance Run”, and while it is very much that, each year there is unavoidably a competitive component to the event as well.
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The North Face® Transgrancanaria® 2014 Preview

The North Face® Transgrancanaria® 2014 Preview | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
The 2014 Transgrancanaria is just over a week away and for the first time the race will be part of the UTWT (Ultra Trail World Tour) and the newly formed Spanish Ultra Cup. Arguably the five races ...

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Ueli Steck: the man who runs up mountains - Telegraph.co.uk

Ueli Steck: the man who runs up mountains - Telegraph.co.uk | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
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Ueli Steck: the man who runs up mountains
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His approach has been labelled a 'game changer' by people in the alpine climbing community, but it's a title Steck is quick to dismiss.
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How to make a light pack (610 pack, version 2)

How to make a light pack (610 pack, version 2) | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
I needed a new pack. I always needed a new pack. The original 610 was a great size, but the torso was a bit too short, and I wanted more flexibility with regards to load size, features, and suspension.
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I love the light stuff!

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How to pick running shoes for alpine trails | Fredrik Ölmqvist - Blog

How to pick running shoes for alpine trails | Fredrik Ölmqvist - Blog | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
Let's say you're going to spend a weekend or a week fastpacking on alpine trails. The choice of shoes is quite delicate. You want a shoe that works well both for hiking and running. If you're planning to spend several days on ...
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Alpine Running - Vive La Différence

Alpine Running - Vive La Différence | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
Alpine Running - Vive La Différence via @RunnersWorld http://t.co/Kdr3o9agcX
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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo they bend but rarely break. How resilient...
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not directly a running scoop but resiliance is an important factor to bring into the mountains.

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Running Free: 5 Questions With Emelie Forsberg - velonews.competitor.com

Running Free: 5 Questions With Emelie Forsberg - velonews.competitor.com | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
velonews.competitor.com Running Free: 5 Questions With Emelie Forsberg velonews.competitor.com With many wins and podium finishes, including firsts at the Pikes Peak Marathon in Colorado, Dolomites Sky Race in Italy and The North Face Endurance...
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Ueli Steck, Annapurna South Face - Planetmountain

Ueli Steck, Annapurna South Face - Planetmountain | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
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Ueli Steck summits Annapurna, alone up South Face. Yesterday Ueli Steck soloed the South Face of Annapurna (8091m) Nepal, Himalaya.
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Kilian does it! - Aconcagua: Summits of My Life

Kilian does it! -  Aconcagua: Summits of My Life | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
  Kilian Jornet finishes the year as he started with another successful Summits of My Life. This time: Aconcagua. After several days and weeks adjusting to the altitude, an initial attempt on ...

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Tweet from @runtirol

Tweet from @runtirol | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
Shot from petit col ferret - border Valais Aosta. Excellent route. #alpine #running #runtirol @Blackthornia http://t.co/F4u7s13V0p
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Reinhold Messner | When you’re alone, fear is all on you

Reinhold Messner | When you’re alone, fear is all on you | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
No artificial oxygen, no bolts, and no communication systems. The great mountaineer on why he climbs solo
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The mother of all traverses: The Fitz Traverse. :: SuperTopo Rock Climbing Discussion Topic

The mother of all traverses: The Fitz Traverse. :: SuperTopo Rock Climbing Discussion Topic | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
The mother of all traverses: The Fitz Traverse. - SuperTopo's climbing discussion forum is the world's most popular community discussion forum for people who actively climb outdoors.
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Stunning Alpine Ultra-Marathon | Climbing

Stunning Alpine Ultra-Marathon | Climbing | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
Dodo Kopold has speed-soloed across the full length of the Tatra Mountains in his home country of Slovakia: a 44-mile winter traverse over 130 peaks, ("To know your body as much you can was a main key for this project.
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2016.04 – Great Himalayan Trail 2016

2016.04 – Great Himalayan Trail 2016 | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
  April May 2016 It had to be done, a race along the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal. And who better to organise it that Bruno Poirier who himself ran across Nepal in 1994. Send this link only to your

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Top Ten FKT’s of 2013

Top Ten FKT’s of 2013 | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
“Let your instincts guide your steps … he’ll take you where you most love.” – Kilian Jornet For several years I have maintained a simple website dedicated to recording and documenting Fastest Known Time (FKT) efforts on various trails, routes and...
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This Is One Of The Most Remarkable Survival Stories Ever - Business Insider Australia

This Is One Of The Most Remarkable Survival Stories Ever - Business Insider Australia | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
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This Is One Of The Most Remarkable Survival Stories Ever
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The drawback of 'alpine style' in the wilderness is that if something goes wrong, there's no chance of a rescue.
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An amazing survival story!

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MUT Runner

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By Sage Canaday
I’ve been training and racing year-round for 15 years.
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Sage is describing a new breed of runners

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Gatta crosses 1,200km of Himalayas in 34 days | Red Bull Adventure

Gatta crosses 1,200km of Himalayas in 34 days | Red Bull Adventure | Mountain Research | Scoop.it

Catch up with Philippe Gatta after a truly epic journey on the Great Himalaya Trail.

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some great pics from Philippe Gatta's  Great Himalaya trail run.

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Scott Jurek: running through the pain barrier - Telegraph.co.uk

Scott Jurek: running through the pain barrier - Telegraph.co.uk | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Scott Jurek: running through the pain barrier Telegraph.co.uk In his new book, Eat & Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness, he writes about running until you throw up, and carrying on so that three hours later there is...
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This is my mantra for my key workouts: the pain is there but I'm still breathing, legs still moving.

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NewsUeli Steck and Annapurna: the interview after his South Face solo - Planetmountain

NewsUeli Steck and Annapurna: the interview after his South Face solo - Planetmountain | Mountain Research | Scoop.it
NewsUeli Steck and Annapurna: the interview after his South Face solo Planetmountain Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck talks about his fast and impressive solo ascent up the South Face of Annapurna South (8091m, Nepal, Himalaya) that on 8 and 9 October...
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