Preview: I Just Realized That I’m a Wimp

September 18, 2019

Steve Stone Steve Stone

Just can't help but post these videos even though they don't have a single boat in them. After watching the movie Free Solo, and watching these two videos below, it seems we're on a new trajectory for human potential, right at the edge of the intersection of physically impossible and mentally ill.

I've never thought of myself as a wimp, but I do now.

Here's the start of the race:

But wait, there's more. That's only the beginning. The Mountain of Hell race is an enduro freeride event held in the northern French Alps. The course starts from the glacier of Les 2 Alpes, and descends 2,600 meters over 20km of brutal tracks and climbs featuring snow, ice, shingle, rocks and camber, before reaching the finish line in Venosc.

Here's a video from the point of view of one of the leading rider's helmet cam (if you can stand it):

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