Photos: The 2018 Whiteface Vertical K (119 photos)
This was the 4th year running of Saturday's Whiteface Vertical K. The VK take runners 2.4 miles straight up Whiteface Mountain, gaining 3,300 feet on their way to Top Station (4386'). It's almost another 500' to the summit of Whiteface from there. It is a bit of scramble on narrow rocky trail that incorporates the aid of a rope. Tradition has it, that once you finish your race, you continue on to the top...weather permitted.
Here are the photos I took, beginning with of night of camping in the Adirondacks with some members of the MPF RNR team and then my hike up Whiteface with Jay Lemos as we tried to get mid mountain before getting caught by the front runner.
This is one of my favorite weekends of the year as I get to get in some solid workouts scrambling up and down Whiteface Mountain a few times as I look to capture the action and day's events.