There once was a time when even elite athletes headed out to the backcountry just to enjoy the adventure of being in the outdoors. Today however, it seems like everyone is always chasing a new speed record or a “fastest known time” to use the parlance of the day. This excellent video takes a look at how this has impacted our approach to running, hiking, and climbing in the mountains, which has been irrevocably changed by the pursuit of going faster than ever in these alpine settings.
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