Lynn; the letters went out early June to all those who completed ETR in past 2 years. I think registration is open until the 20th.Try EscarpmentTrail@aol.com - go for it
Les, great running into you at ragged awhile back and climbing again - always fun.
Yeah, it's never all that difficult to talk Harry Brielmann into something. I can remmeber once upon a time a bunch of us climbed at this little crag in Armonk, NY after work. One evening to improve are "heads" for taking leader falls we led a route, left in the high piece and than started jumping off the top. By increasing the amount of slack we pulled up we gradually increase the fall lentgh to the point of some big whippers on a relatively short crag. Harry was the last to go and pulled up an enormous a mount of rope. We told him no problem and of course he jumped and soft cratered into the ground. But Harry would always walk away just laughing. That kind of guy.
As far as the ETR goes we will again have our work cut out for us.This is a very difficult& interesting trail to runand last year we both failed at meeting our modest goal of breaking 5 hours. Interesting people, these trail runners remind me of the fringe element that once made up the climbing community.The better runners are amazing athletes. A very well organized event and the volunteers are tremendous.