The winning formula in the GrizzlyMan race is said to be a combination of shear endurance and navigational instinct. So it's no wonder that some of the most successful racers are cartographers, land surveyors and hunters.
by Neil LaRubbio | March 3, 2010 | Montana
Montanakaimin.com: Due to unseasonably balmy weather, grizzly bears are
reported to be emerging early from hibernation, while racers are taking the
opportunity to emerge from the gyms to prepare for the third annual GrizzlyMan
Adventure Race on April 17.
Adventure racing is a rugged, supercharged offspring of the
more pedestrian road marathon. Taking advantage of the 65,000 acres within the
Lubrecht Experimental Forest and The Resort at Paws Up, this year’s GrizzlyMan
course combines hiking, biking, orienteering and rafting into an exhaustive
eight- to 10-hour slog through the countryside.
“It’s a weird race because you won’t see anyone for hours,”
said John Cuddy who, along with teammate Tim Peterson, won first place in last
year’s GrizzlyMan male pairs bracket as Team Neurotics.
The winning formula is a combination of shear endurance and
navigational instinct. In adventure racing, choosing the best path to each
checkpoint is essential. Four years in the Army has trained Peterson’s eye to
chart a course of action using only a map, no compass. ...
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