On the trek up to Mont Blanc, a few tiny specks in a wasteland of snow. 

#chamonix #montblanc #mountaineering #mountains #alps #altitude #lesalps #valleeblanche  (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

On the trek up to Mont Blanc, a few tiny specks in a wasteland of snow.

#chamonix #montblanc #mountaineering #mountains #alps #altitude #lesalps #valleeblanche (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

I don’t normally take race selfies, but when I do, they look like this.

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #tnfutmb #ccc #trailrunner #trailrunning #ultrarunner #ultrarunning  (at Bossons Glacier)

I don’t normally take race selfies, but when I do, they look like this.

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #tnfutmb #ccc #trailrunner #trailrunning #ultrarunner #ultrarunning (at Bossons Glacier)

Exactly 19 hours, 100km, three countries and 6120m of vertical gain later, I arrived in Chamonix, good enough for 282nd (78th in category).

What a truly epic race that is! I knew it would be hard, but that was something else. Quad smashing descents and some of the most intense ascents I’ve ever known.

Hot, cold, sunny, rain, mud and fog - we had it all. Photo from halfway through the race as we left Italy and dropped down into Switzerland - my favourite section.

#roadtochamonix #utmb #utmb14 #tnfutmb #trailrunner #trailrunning #fromwhereirun #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #mountains #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #hktrailrunning #hktrailrunner #asiatrailmag

Exactly 19 hours, 100km, three countries and 6120m of vertical gain later, I arrived in Chamonix, good enough for 282nd (78th in category).

What a truly epic race that is! I knew it would be hard, but that was something else. Quad smashing descents and some of the most intense ascents I’ve ever known.

Hot, cold, sunny, rain, mud and fog - we had it all. Photo from halfway through the race as we left Italy and dropped down into Switzerland - my favourite section.

#roadtochamonix #utmb #utmb14 #tnfutmb #trailrunner #trailrunning #fromwhereirun #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #mountains #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #hktrailrunning #hktrailrunner #asiatrailmag

To bed, warriors, for tomorrow we battle. Good luck to all! Run happy and run free, and see you all back safely in Chamonix!

#utmb14 #tnfutmb #roadtochamonix #asiatrailmag #trailrunner #trailrunning #chamonix #fromwhereirun #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #utmb #ccc #mountains #sunset  (at Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi)

To bed, warriors, for tomorrow we battle. Good luck to all! Run happy and run free, and see you all back safely in Chamonix!

#utmb14 #tnfutmb #roadtochamonix #asiatrailmag #trailrunner #trailrunning #chamonix #fromwhereirun #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #utmb #ccc #mountains #sunset (at Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi)

The last finishers for the 120km #UTMB #TDS are coming in after 34 hours. Amazing to watch the emotion and displays of pure grit and determination. 

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #tnfutmb #chamonix #trailrunner #trailrunning #ultrarunner #ultrarunning  (at Chamonix, France)

The last finishers for the 120km #UTMB #TDS are coming in after 34 hours. Amazing to watch the emotion and displays of pure grit and determination.

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #tnfutmb #chamonix #trailrunner #trailrunning #ultrarunner #ultrarunning (at Chamonix, France)

SKIERS BEWARE!

#chamonix #montblanc #lesalps #alps #altitude #mountain #mountains #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #fromwhereistruggletobreathe  (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

SKIERS BEWARE!

#chamonix #montblanc #lesalps #alps #altitude #mountain #mountains #mountainrunner #mountainrunning #fromwhereistruggletobreathe (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

Mes dammes et monsieurs…les alps. 

#chamonix #mountain #mountains #mountaineering #outdoors #explore #adventure #france #roadtochamonix #tnfutmb #ccc #utmb14  (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

Mes dammes et monsieurs…les alps.

#chamonix #mountain #mountains #mountaineering #outdoors #explore #adventure #france #roadtochamonix #tnfutmb #ccc #utmb14 (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

Start of the long climb down into Valle Blanche from Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #tnfutmb #alps #mountaineering #montblanc #mountains #chamonix  (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

Start of the long climb down into Valle Blanche from Aiguille Du Midi (3842m)

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #tnfutmb #alps #mountaineering #montblanc #mountains #chamonix (at Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Mont-Blanc)

Bit of a fan boy moment catching @alpineworks and Tony K at the #tnfutmb expo today. Good luck guys! 

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #utmb #legends  (at Chamonix, France)

Bit of a fan boy moment catching @alpineworks and Tony K at the #tnfutmb expo today. Good luck guys!

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #utmb #legends (at Chamonix, France)

One step closer. Checked in and registered. If you feel so inclined, you can follow me online at utmb.livetrail.net and search for bib number 3313. (Favourite and lucky race top courtesy of @2xu_hk)

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #ccc #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #tnfutmb #2xu #runhappy  (at Chamonix, France)

One step closer. Checked in and registered. If you feel so inclined, you can follow me online at utmb.livetrail.net and search for bib number 3313. (Favourite and lucky race top courtesy of @2xu_hk)

#roadtochamonix #utmb14 #ccc #ultrarunner #ultrarunning #tnfutmb #2xu #runhappy (at Chamonix, France)