Begbie as fast as I could

All day yesterday I kept thinking, that if the skin track was in, I should attempt a speed ski of Mt-Begbie; not a speed ski as in skiing with a little kite, but a fast as I can up and down speed ski. I have no idea what my previous record was but I felt that I could set a new one that would be pretty fast.

So with ski crampons on for some of the woods and my fast set up; Dynafit TLT5’s(next years boot), seven summit ski and titanium dynafit bindings, I began running uphill.  All went really well,  our skin track was windslabbed over in the alpine but the boot pack was still in up the ridge. In 2.5 hours I was on the summit and ready to ski down. Wicked turns down the NE face, through the cliff band and out. back to the truck. 2 hours 55 minutes round trip.  7100 feet. It felt great, I could probable take off 10 minutes but pretty happy to have broken 3 hrs.

  1. Stano February 24, 2010 at 8:08 am

    That is a very fast time Greg and it looks like you didn’t stop much on the way down, hence the 25min skiing 😉

  2. Jeff C February 24, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Nice work! Keep it up!

  3. cgd February 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    I would love to hear what you think of the tlt 5 boot if you get a chance.
    keep on given’ er

  4. treepilot February 25, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Amazing time!

    Inquiring minds would love to see a post on your training regime, along with any personal data you have and/or are willing to share… VO2 max, max hr, resting hr, rbc counts, etc.

  5. Mike M February 25, 2010 at 11:43 am

    How was the choke coming off the NE face? Icy and narrow with skis off, mandatory air, or did you squeak turns through you lucky bastard…..

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