|Live tracking shot from RTNX|
Well folks, Raid The North Extreme, an Adventure Racing World Series qualifying event of epic proportions, is now underway. Taking place in remote areas of British Columbia, it will cover more than 500 km and take teams up to 6 days. Team GearJunkie/Yogaslackers is gunning for a podium finish in this one but there will be some stiff competition, with many big name teams representing, including Wedali, Dart-Nuun, Technu/Staphasetic, Odyssey, Midwest Mountaineering, and MerGeo. You can follow the race with live satellite tracking HERE. It seems like a pretty slick operation, so expect photos and videos to start appearing on the website during the race as well as interviews with teams as they make their way through the course. There's nothing better than sitting in a comfy chair with a cup of coffee and watching other people suffer. Unless of course you're a member of this strange breed of folks we call adventure racers, and in that case the watching might take close second to actually being out there yourself.