It looks simple enough, especially coming from the complexity of the Alps.
I was back in the USA briefly for America’s SkyRace in Big Sky Montana. If there was one race I really wanted to win it was this one, it had a technical ridge and descent but most of it was actually very runnable which I welcomed after so much time in the steeps of Europe. Also, for this one race in the SkySeries, we had switched places, I was at home and most of the other gals had just traveled from Europe.
This ridge line might look simple, but it is typical Rocky Mountain scree, dinner-plate size and loose! Staying light on your feet is crucial, as is being aware of who is around you, as a rock or a whole section can easily slip out.
To me, again, it was like home. I loved hearing the familiar sound of the rock plates echo, and the feeling of the crisp morning turning into the warmth of a blue sky day.
After the descent I was free, refreshingly running cross country, U.S. style, to the finish line.