The alaska mountain wilderness classic is perhaps the birthplace of adventure racing. An internet search of the race will turn up so many awesome stories, photos, and videos that its one of my favorite ways to procrastinate/seek inspiration. The race is still going on today, deep in the wilds of rugged alaska, with no prize money and little fanfare. No TA's, no checkpoints, just a start and a finish and lots of grueling terrain in between. One of the few pieces of mandatory equipment is the pack-raft. Don't worry - if you're thinking of signing up for END-AR24, rest assured it won't be quite this arduous, it probably won't snow, and we PROMISE there will be someone at the finish line.