“You never climb the same mountain twice”

“You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.”

Flores’s beautiful quote always captured my imagination and it also fits well with the stance long maintained by the Directing Staff that no two Fan Dances are ever the same, especially when quizzed on the fastest winter and summer times recorded in the events history. Continue reading

Protection in paradise

Paddling past Point Perpendicular

Reporting on adventure racing around the world takes me to some amazing places, and they often have extreme climates of one kind or another which are difficult to work in – but not always. For the 2016 Adventure Racing World Championship, I was in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales in Australia and had to endure the bright sunshine, surf-washed white sand beaches and sub-tropical forests that the teams were racing through!  Continue reading

Reporting from ‘The Last Wild Race’

Patagonia Expedition Race 

As reporters on www.SleepMonsters.com, we end up in some far flung places covering expedition adventure races all over the globe. Even so, a recent trip to report on the Patagonian Expedition Race was something special, perhaps our biggest reporting challenge of all. Continue reading