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Obligatory Pre Race Photo

Obligatory Pre Race Photo


Everything is in Portuguese- which way do we go?!?

Everything is in Portuguese- which way do we go?!?

In front of a bike shop in Gramado


A Motley Group

A Motley Group

Just before the start of the race


Rappel start

Rappel start

53 teams jumping off the rock at the same time!


Maria and her boys

Maria and her boys

Crew Maria Burton and David Egbert with local Brazilian boys.


After dropping off the horse

After dropping off the horse

In a torrential downpour, we headed off on what ended up being a 16 hour bike leg. This was just after leading a pack horse up and over a mountain range in the same storm.


After a long evening ride

After a long evening ride

After raining all night, the mud was baked on our bodies by the afternoon heat- pulling off small pieces of skin as it scaled.


Getting the mud off

Getting the mud off


A class III/IV run

A class III/IV run


The waterfall rappel

The waterfall rappel


Finished- at last!

Finished- at last!

16th out of 52 teams.


With the kids at Gramado Elementary

With the kids at Gramado Elementary

We brought crayons, colored pencils, markers, and other school supplies to a school in Gramado and spoke to the kids about adventure racing. Afterwards, they drew pictures about the race.