Monthly Archives: August 2013

Haute Route Alps 2013 Stage 1: Report

The official summary first, followed by my stage report. Stage 1: Geneva – Megève 18.08.2013 Distance: 152 km Cols & Ascents: 3 Total Ascent: 3300m; Total Descent: 2600m Official info from HR: The first stage of the Haute Route Alps … Continue reading

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Haute Route -1: Registration Day

It’s been a long time coming, but here we are in Geneve, Switzerland one day before the “grand depart” of the Haute Route Alps 2013 tomorrow Sunday morning at 7:00am.  Last night I got a little worried that I’d be … Continue reading

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Haute Route -2days: Geneva stories

I am happy I flew over early to Geneve: it is pretty here and it gives me time to prep and adjust from jetlag. A few updates and pics from today:

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The journey has started!

It’s been a long time of anticipating and training, but I am finally on my way to Geneve for the start of this crazy 7-day, 70,000ft climbing (21,400m, which is twice Mt Everest) cycling challenge in the Alps.  How will … Continue reading

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1 week until Haute Route: Peaking Update

With exactly 8 days to go until my biggest physical challenge, time for a last status update. The next blogs will be reporting from Switzerland and France…

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Wicked Steep

This is not Chicago:

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