A Look at Ultra Running Through China’s ‘Beastly’ Mountains

Big walls that rival Yosemite’s, elevation that scrapes 15,000 feet, and a whole lot of hot pots for calories.


Jason Schlarb and Meredith Edwards traveled to Sichuan Provine in China to race in the 100km 2017 Ultra Tour Mt. Siguniang, but as these things go the race was really one heck of a great excuse to see the absurdly majestic peaks of the Changping Valley and Mt. Siguniang Scenic Park, to run on trails with legitimate do-not-fall zones, and to refuel at aid stations with Sichuan peppercorn and skewered meat or potato. Chinese adventure is booming, and so is ultra running—this mid-length film gives you a peek at both, but may leave you hungry, not just for the local cuisine to learn more about Sino adventure perspectives and mountains that dwarf those of the Lower 48.

Photo via Jason Schlarb

 

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