Now That’s Training… Peru Nordic Assaults High Peaks

"raise your hand if you're winter peakbagging"
"raise your hand if you're winter peakbagging"

No.. Brian Delaney and his staff at High Peaks Cyclery: Nordic Specialists were not assaulted. 

Fiegl on the Nippletop Summit Ridge
Fiegl on the Nippletop Summit Ridge

Rather, Peru Nordic’s Jim Kobak once again teamed up with Patch Sprint World Champion and friend/rival, Jason Fiegl for a winter ascent of Nippletop and Dial Mts.   Fiegl, looking to add the winter 46 to his climbing resume, called two-time winter 46er Kobak for a fun outing in the High Peaks.   

Harvester of Summit
Harvester of Summit

Kobak and Fiegl were met with cold temperatures (-11F ) and incredibly deep and drifted snow as they fought their way up Nippletop Mt.  Then they descended down an equally challenging ridge through more deep and drifted snow to Dial Mt.  The snow was deep and drifted.  In fact it was incredibly deep and drifted making for some challenging trail-breaking.  It was deep and drifted snow.

did I mention that the snow was deep and drifted?
did I mention that the snow was deep and drifted?
"hey, ther'es a lot of snow up here..."
"This snow is deep and drifted"

Nevertheless, the pair perservered and some good winter peakbagging was obtained.  Kobak looks at this trek as a “great way to get ready for the Craftsbury Marathon.”

"this is a great way to get ready for the Craftsbury Marathon"
"this is a great way to get ready for the Craftsbury Marathon"
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One thought on “Now That’s Training… Peru Nordic Assaults High Peaks”

  1. Only real CHUMPS would attempt such folly! “100% kill ratio” (except when pouring rain and lightening are involved….”) is always maintained….

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