Posts by Seth


Kilimanjaro Climb and Running Plans

Three parts to this blog post really – running above Arusha, climbing the mountain, and my plans on running around it. Skip to whichever you prefer.  I’m sadly out of time; writing anything creative, profound, or otherwise is simply not going to happen.  Tomorrow morning I leave for a high altitude run around and over
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Slow Travels East to Africa

So I find myself, sitting here in a tiny airport in the Adirondaks, my toes pointed somewhat toward Kilimanjaro and for some reason my thoughts keep returning to the Everest Base Camp (EBC) trek that I am co-leading in the fall with Dorjee Sherpa and S2Mountaineering. Tough life, eh?  One of the best parts of the
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9 hours of Mountain Vistas!

Flying Ninja Kicks and Getting Lost: Sun Mountain 50m Race Report

I originally signed up for the 50k (31m) because I thought I might be running with an old friend who has never tried an ultra. But after he had to bail (thanks academia), I started questioning…why not the 50 miler? Saner voices in my head argued that I had not run anything longer than a
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Yakima 50k, Sea Kayaks and trash talk on the Lhotse Face.

The Yakima 50k ended up taking a lot out of me.  Waking up that morning, I was sore, crooked and misaligned from sleeping in the back of my truck. And yes, hungover with wobbly legs and a bad squint from the bright sun bouncing off canyon walls. Why I had committed to running 31 miles
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In Between Adventures

The cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Seattle. I run to work in the mornings, through small neighborhoods and the winding trails of Ravenna Park. The wooded trails are followed with the grit of the university district and eleven floors of stairs up to my office. In moments of weakness I will take the
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Mountains, Trail Runs, and Living the Dream.

The last two weeks have flown by with some great trail running in the San Juan Islands, snow shoeing in the Cascades, and learning to sail on Lake Washington. Tandra Schmidt takes in the Khumbu Valley – 2010. Thanks for helping me spread the word about the great trips I’m working on with S2Mountaineering. We now
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Big pictures, google trekker, long walks, & fat bikes.

Thanks to everyone for passing me news of  various adventure related news…sometimes it helps break up the everyday blur of life… Several friends passed on news about a 2 gigapixel image of Everest. Made by stitching more than 300 high resolution images together, it is simply amazing. Even though it is a two dimensional image,
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Or…one pomodoro at a time

It has been a good week, lots of miles running around Seattle on sore legs and I also went to a really interesting presentation by local climber Chad Kellog (check out this NYT article and crazy video on speed climbing).  I really like what he said in this interview with Outside Online,  “There’s no sprinting here…This
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Perfecting the back flop at Deception Pass 50k

Lots of loops in the course, but great scenery! Just skip down and check out the photos if you don’t feel like narrative. It’s ok. I do it too. I had a great time volunteering at the inaugural Deception Pass 50k last year. But I remember feeling a little jealous watching the smiles on runners as they
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From Summer to Winter

What’s on your bucket list this winter? I’m hoping to to learn a little more about sailing and to brush up on my map and compass skills. Maybe some more runs, climbs, and snow-shoe trips too. And I will be doing a lot of planning for fun adventures in the next year with climbs, treks
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