Ultrarunners Mike Wolfe and Mike Foote, The North Face teammates and fixtures in the ultra community commonly known as the Mike’s, linked together a 23 day, 600 mile traverse across what is known as the Crown of the Continent, from Missoula, Montana, to Banff, Alberta. They climbed 165,000 feet, crossed 13 mountain ranges, and just 3 paved roads across two countries from the front doorstep of their home in Bozeman, naming the project the Crown Traverse.
“The trip was never about just running. It was never about breaking records. It was about moving through terrain with ridgelines and game trails as our guides. It was about choosing a route that challenged all of our mountain travel skill sets. It was about getting tired but not broken. It was about soaking up an experience at a pace that whittled down our energy, but didn’t extinguish the flame. It was about continuing north day after day after day after day. It was about having a simple and clear goal every morning for weeks on end,” they said.
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