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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive

Tough Guy Challenge Week 3

Week three of our five-week challenge will have you navigating obstacles and increasing mileage.


Sponsored by: International Mountain Guides Outdoor Research
 

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Run 4-5 miles



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SURVIVAL SKILLS: Grab your first aid kit and a partner and treat a blister, stabilize a tweaked ankle, and stop a gusher!



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Run 5 miles at a 5k race pace with 1 to 2 minute breaks in between.



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 STRENGTH/ENDURANCE: 
On one day, hike 10 miles with an 20-25 pound pack, gaining at least 2000 feet. On the other day, rest!



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READERS COMMENTS

Shannon
May 20, 2011

Yo, you can follow George Dunn's advice from our latest issue: find a nearby stadium and climb stairs. Not as fun as high peaks, but the physical effort is nearly the same.

cda7420
May 18, 2011

the only problem with this is i live on the coast the highest place around here is a pine tree,the rest is gravy been there done that have the hat and coffee cup

cda7420
May 18, 2011

the only problem with this is i live on the coast the highest place around here is a pine tree,the rest is gravy been there done that have the hat and coffee cup

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