La Grave’s Derby de La Meije is an 800-person, 6,000-vertical-foot downhill race through some of the gnarliest lift-accessed terrain anywhere.
His eyes bulge as he straight lines out the tightening funnel of La Grave, France’s Vallons de La Meije. The muscles in his thighs tear in ways you can’t train for. On his left, he passes a man sliding on an inner tube. On his right, a woman telemarking in a tutu. He’s locked in the world’s longest human slalom, down 6,000 vertical feet of refrozen knee-deep bumps, with no marked course, and nothing barring the public … More
30eme Derby de la Meije 2018