july 22 - july 28 2019
TO WHOM THAT DARE TO SUFFER,
A challenge to test the boundaries of physical and mental endurance!! A challenge that illustrates what we are as mountain people!!! A challenge that highlights the beauty and toil of Whistlers territory!!!! I present to you the 7 DEADLY DAYS OF WHISTLER.
To test physical and mental fortitude. To complete 7 challenges that test all elements of endurance across multiple disciplines and terrains. To convert these often solo pursuits into a group challenge where we finish together as a unit. To showcase the land of Whistler and those who play amongst its natural treasures.
To summit the three mountains of Whistler, Blackcomb and Sproatt that surround our awe inspiring town. To navigate through the 5 lakes of Whistler. To finish with the most inspiring event that Whistler offers the world. To tackle the disciplines of fitness, trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, off road triathlon and on road triathlon. To steadily increase in difficulty and duration as the week goes on. To embrace discomfort as your friend.
DAY 1: 700 burpees
DAY 2: Kayak (end to end) the lakes of Whistler: Alpha - Nita - Alta - River of Golden Dreams - Green
DAY 3: Hike Blackcomb Mountain: Ascent trail to Horstman Hut
DAY 4: Mountain Bike Lord of the Squirrels
DAY 5: Backwards off road Triathlon: Run comfortably numb, bike zapper trails, swim Lost Lake
DAY 6: Trail run to Whistler Peak: Singing pass - musical bumps - Peak
DAY 7: Ironman 70.3
Each event starts at 7am
Each person must be accompanied by at least one other at all times during each event
All aid stations are to be carried on your person (apart from 70.3)
Mandatory group beer at 7pm every evening
To Complete this challenge with at least 7 people. To spend minimal money to complete the challenge. Beg, borrow and steal the necessary equipment for each challenge (i will not by buying a $5000 road bike). To complete and not compete. To create an event that inspires, brings togetherness and a sense of belonging to each other and Whistler.
TO JOIN FOR THE FULL 7 OR EVEN COME AND SUPPORT BY DOING 1 DAY