While descending Boulder’s Green Mountain in June 2011, Anton Krupicka caught his left toe on something and hit the deck. What sounds like an innocuous tumble ended with a broken leg and ten weeks of rehabilitation. During the latter period of those rehab weeks, as a way of getting up into the mountains, Anton hiked the steepest routes he could find on Green Mountain. This act ultimately awoke in him a deep appreciation for the aesthetic line to a mountain summit which, in turn, led to him embracing a more alpinist approach and philosophy to his above treeline experiences. I caught up with Anton recently to chat about this and many other things..
- Skeletons in their closets: Life at the fast-end of the Arc’teryx Skyrunning team.
- When I sat down with Adam Campbell and Joe Grant over a coffee recently at the official Transvulcania hotel- aptly nestled on a precipitous matt-black lava outcrop spilling into the pulsing Atlantic- the chat flowed between discussing the vagabond existence of today’s elite mountain runners, gear design and mastering the art of restraint in a [...] Read more – ‘Skeletons in their closets: Life at the fast-end of the Arc’teryx Skyrunning team.’.
- An Inov-8 shod Joe Grant + The Transvulcania Course = Showtime.
- Joe Grant is en route to La Palma for his second Transvulcania race- the difference this time is that he will be freshly shod with Inov-8 trailroc 235′s as part of his recent sponsorship deal with the UK based company that is wholly dedicated in it’s pursuit of minimal, innovative footwear and the sport of [...] Read more – ‘An Inov-8 shod Joe Grant + The Transvulcania Course = Showtime.’.
- Pre-Transvulcania chat with Emelie Forsberg, Cameron Clayton and Killian Jornet.
- The plan was to meet Emelie Forsberg at a cafe in Tazacorte for a pre-Transvulcania interview and to catch up with her as she prepares for the 2013 running season. Upon arriving, Emelie had already showed up with two sidekicks in tow- new kid on the Salomon-block, Cameron Clayton- fresh from his 2nd place at [...] Read more – ‘Pre-Transvulcania chat with Emelie Forsberg, Cameron Clayton and Killian Jornet.’.