Tough Mudder Whistler 2013, held at Whistler Olympic Park. Last year’s event here (dubbed Tough Mudder Vancouver) was one of my favorites to shoot. The stunning scenery, the ridiculously friendly and fit Canadians, the BEARS. Seriously, black bears will often just graze on the side of the road, not batting an eyelash at the gawking motorists a few feet away.
This year’s event did not disappoint. Saturday’s weather was overcast and misty, lending the site a mysterious air. On Sunday the clouds receded and made visible the snow-capped that surround the Olympic Park on almost every side. Tough Mudder built a challenging course, though I was a little sad to not see a repeat of the “jump in the iced over arctic lake” obstacle from last year. Fortunately Arctic Enema and Walk the Plank picked up the slack in the brain-freeze inducing department. Enjoy the photos below.