Friday, 6 June 2014

From the Andes to the Amazon - in photos

Getting started in the Cloud Forest at 3,000m altitude.

The first obstacle on stage 1, 12km in.

Rise and shine: time to take on stage 2.

The first section of jungle after the Cloud Forest - hot and humid.

There's water everywhere in the jungle and 70 river crossings in the race.

Wet feet from the start on Stage 3.

It was awesome to run with Xavi for this stage.

The Amazon Jungle!

Stage 4 was deep in the jungle and tough going all day.

More river crossings with Xavi and Tony trying to cool themselves down.

An early start for the 92km stage 5 (which was shortened due to flooding).

Tricky footing after another river crossing,

Beautiful, wet and humid.

I was feeling the distance at the end of stage 5.

Happy at the finish in Pillcopata with Xavi (and Neus).

5 comments:

  1. Awesomeness abounds! Congrats again, D!

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  2. Great performance!

    What backpack did you use? Im trying to figure out if I should stick with my trusty Olmo 20+4 pack or change things up a bit for the sahara race.

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    1. Hi Tomas

      Thank you! I used an old Raidlight Olmo 20l pack. I really like the pack for its simplicity and durability. A great pack for the desert or jungle.

      If you're looking for some other options I have a few different backpack reviews on the following page:

      http://www.dwrowland.com/p/preparing-for-multi-stage-races.html

      All the best
      Daniel

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  3. Hi Daniel, thanks for sharing all your gear info, I have a light sleeping bag but would not be able to fit it in a ziploc bag! What make is the sleeping bag?

    Thanks Chris

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    1. Hi Chris

      It's a pleasure.

      The sleeping bad is from phdesigns.co.uk and is the minim ultra version. It's a great bag, but very simple and I use it only for racing (no zips and light weight mean it's not so perfect for camping).

      All the best
      Daniel

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