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A close call on the 4 pass loop

A midnight rescue in July 2016 saved Wookie Kim’s life. His blog post here details that experience.

After a summer of running America, I was excited to return west and tackle another run on my ultra-running bucket list. The run was destined to be great.

But this run turned into the scariest experience of my life. By midnight that same day–17 hours after we’d left the trailhead at 5 a.m., and several hours past the absolute latest we anticipated being on the trails–I was passed out, convulsing and vomiting violently, stuck at 11,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. 

ON THE BRINK: MY BRUSH WITH DEATH WHILE RUNNING IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS

We do what we do for outcomes like this, and appreciate reading about it in Wookie’s own words. Read the full blog post with photos and video here:

http://wookierunsamerica.com/blog/2017/7/10/on-the-brink-my-brush-with-death-in-the-rocky-mountains