In honor of those poor souls suffering their ways up to the top of Mount Mitchell, I present these videos from my last attempt. Will I do it again? I don’t know.
Wow, how video technology has improved over the years. This video was recorded with an early generation of the Contour action camera. The date was nearly 5 years ago… June 2010.
I’ve already heard that there was an accident in the event that started this morning. That is one of the main reasons why I have stayed away from the event. The last time I attempted it, there were multiple opportunities to crash getting out of Spartanburg. That year it was also a logistical nightmare getting back off the mountain. It made for a very long day.
My hat (helmet?) off to all those who do this year after year. They are some hard men and women!