Monday, August 25, 2008

Grand Tetons Course Videos

My friend Andrea sent me a few videos taken by a runner in the 2006 Grand Tetons 50-mile race (Frank).  I thought that they were great and hilarious.  In one video he talks about heading up Fred's Mountain (a roughly 2,000 foot climb over 2.8 miles) twice.  The 100-mile runners have to climb Fred's Mountain 4 times.  Nevertheless, here's an idea of what runners in the Grand Teton Races face heading up Fred's.

The first video appears to be on Frank's initial climb up Fred's Mountain, with the second video being his second and last climb.  Enjoy.


  1. ROFLMAO!! OMG!! That's horrible and especially only 2.8 miles into it (for the first vid) Note to self: Never run an ultra :P

  2. Sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! damm thats how I was also last year--pure hell of a climb

  3. At least the surface appears favorable - and wide. Imagine having to pick your way through rocky, rooted and narrow single-track. Aah, that's just my super-positive attitude coming through. Try to enjoy it - the scenary looks great!