Echappee Belle H/H 2015 – the Video

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Took some time, but finally got to edit this video from back in August.

Echappee Belle by Helly Hanson takes place in an area just east of Grenoble, in the French Alps, in a mountain range known as Belle Donne.

This was the toughest race I took part in so far – very much so on the technical side (which caused me to finish the 81 km in exactly 27 hours, or an average pace of 3 km/h!), and as a consequence – by far the longest stretch of effort to date.

A view from the end of the long notorious climb of Echappee Belle

A view from the end of the long notorious climb of Echappee Belle

Highly recommended for those who look for a challenge involving real risks of getting injured and pushing the limits on the climbing front (6,000m elevation gains over a race of 81km). Not so recommended for those who like to feel somewhat safe while they race.

This was definitely a great adventure with a lot of learning, including carrying with me a mattress etc for sleeping in the big sports hall the night before the race itself, and hurrying to get my train out to Milan just after finishing with a 27-hours race.

Nothing can beat that beer at the end 🙂

And here is the video:

Music credit:
“Piles Comprises (Mash Remelange)” by Alclair Ensemble.
Licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 International license.

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