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Anton Krupicka and his thoughts on ultra running... and life

Here's a little inspiring viewing for your weekend from Ultimate Direction Athlete Anton Krupicka to help you get out there and have some fun. It is a bit 'nice' and philosophical but in essence it explains a lot of why we pursue climbing, trail running or anything challenging in the greater outdoors. We want to put ourselves in situations where we can't help but be challenged. Whether that's taking newbies out top roping and being challenged by making sure no one dies, sport climbing and being challenged to fight through the pump just that little more to get to the next rest hold, or taking on the bigger walls or alpine climbs and being challenged by the process of climbing a route safely along with the exposure and the elements. I know it might be drawing a long bow to say that chucking a lap on "Pipe Dreams" is similar to running 100miler, but you get the idea. We grow by committing ourselves to situations where there is no choice but to be challenged.

Besides that, Anton Krupicka is a bit of a stud. Especially when he's wearing those sunnies... 

The Ingenuous Choice - Mountain Running with Anton Krupicka from Outdoor Live on Vimeo.