WHAT I'M GETTING MYSELF INTO
Here are a few interesting details about the Atacama Crossing.
1. The race is 250 kilometers/155 miles across the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile
- Stage 1 (March 6) 35.2 km / 21.9 miles
- Stage 2 (March 7) 41.8 km / 26.0 miles
- Stage 3 (March 8) 40.0 km / 24.9 miles
- Stage 4 (March 9) 42.8 km / 26.6 miles
- Stage 5 (Mar 10-11) 73.6 km / 45.7 miles
- Stage 6 (March 12) 16.0 km / 9.9 miles
3. Temperatures will reach over 100 degrees.
4. I'm carrying my own gear (including a week of food). My pack starting weight will be nearly 20 lbs, but it will get lighter - I hope - with each meal I eat.
HOW TO FOLLOW ME WHILE I'M IN CHILE
Pre-race (March 2-5):
- I'll post pre-race updates on my Facebook and Twitter pages when I'm able. I'll be spending a couple days in Santiago before heading up to race headquarters in San Pedro de Atacama.
- Check out my event-sponsored race blog each day. This will be my only access to the outside world while I'm in the desert. I'll be posting a short entry after each stage. Organizers will upload entries each evening via a satellite link. Leave comments for me - I'll be able to read them the following day. :)
- Stage updates can be found here.
- Sign-up for breaking news here.
- Organizers will also post race updates on the RacingThePlanet Twitter page here.
|Packed and ready to go|
I've been waiting a long time for this. Let's just hope my Achilles can hold up. :)
Good luck. I can't wait to hear about it!ReplyDelete
Awesome,Scott! Run hard, but more importantly, enjoy every minute of an amazing journey. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Whatever you do just make sure you win :) Just kidding. Enjoy the experience. Embrace the journey. I can't wait to read the book.ReplyDelete
Crossing the Atacama Desert will be an amazing adventure!! Good Luck Scott!ReplyDelete
God Speed, "Brooks Bro"!ReplyDelete
SO EXCITED FOR YOUR ERIC JOURNEY!! Take in every moment. :)))ReplyDelete
Oooooh GOOD LUCK! What you are attempting is amazing, have a great time!ReplyDelete
Have a good one, enjoy :]ReplyDelete
Just signed up for the updates. Looking forward to your race blog entries, too. This is so awesome!ReplyDelete
what do you have for a tent/sleeping bag, if anything?ReplyDelete
@LP - My sleeping bag is stuffed in the pack. The race will provide tents and water at each camp; I'll be carrying everything else. :)ReplyDelete
Scott, all the very best. I look forward to running with you very soon. See you in the DesertReplyDelete
hellz yea! good luck!ReplyDelete
Scott I'm SO excited for you! And I'm so excited for me that I get to see you on your way home! Good luck. Have fun. Be safe. Drink a lot...but not too much. Run hard. Enjoy the view. Sleep well. Cut your toenails. Don't forget your shoes.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the adventure, Scott. It is gonna be epic.ReplyDelete
There are already some GREAT photos of you on the race website: http://www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing/rtpactp.php?SID=3&SBID=RC4ReplyDelete
Two close-ups and a couple with you in the background - very cool!
Scott, Man I am in awe! Have an awesome experience. Prayers for stamina, endurance and a strong Achilles. Sharon @golffitzReplyDelete
best of luck you can do it!ReplyDelete
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