This video of Mount van Hoevenberg is from the days bookending the Loppet. Sorry, no race footage: I ain’t wearing a camera whilst racing. The one time I brought a camera along in a race – during the Escarpment Trail Run, for a story in Trail Runner – was a mild disaster.
For those unfamiliar with Mount van Hoevenberg, the first section is a big climb on the Three Trails loop leading up to the junction with Cascade Cross Country’s trail system. The second section is the rollers on East Mountain leading to the junction with Porter Mountain; the third is from the second major climb on Porter Mountain.
A big thank you to Rob Quigley, Colin Archer, Joe Korzenecki and Joe Shaw for their patience and assistance in filming this. Enjoy.