Andrea Dupont

Haig Round 3

This summer I have spent quite a lot of time on the Haig Glacier. This is definitely one of my favorite summer training spots, not only because you get to ski in the summer but also because it is such a unique training environment. You are literally in the middle of no where, at the base of a glacier and surrounded by mountains. Being so isolated there is little to do other than train, sleep, eat and BAKE! By the end of the week everyone gets a bit of cabin fever but it is still one of my favorite places on earth.

Of all the time I have spent on the glacier this is the first time I have actually remembered to take some photos. Of course photos won’t do this place justice, but here is a shot of the glacier at our last glacier camp of the year, after some fresh snow landing at the beginning of September and of the camp set at the base of the glacier above the valley where we hike in.

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The camp is the 3 little metal huts to the lower left hand side of the photo. The valley on the left is the approach hike/run and is about 3 hrs from parking lot to camp.

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Speaking of cabin fever, even the squirrels go a bit crazy. This one thought my post run snack should be shared, even though I was not offering, it jumped onto my legs and literally grabbed a piece out of my hands as I was eating.

This last Haig camp marks the end of summer training. We have a couple of weeks at home before we head down to Park City, UT for a training camp with some of the fast girls from the States.

Until then,

Happy trails.

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