Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Epic Day at the Office

Lots of snow and ice in the forest.

It was an epic day at the office today. 2400 meters swim, 26.1 km trail run and 111.2 km bike on indoor trainer in 13 hours 44 mins total time for everything.  Check out these cool pics from the run!

Pirunkallio (Devil's Rock) ice climbing venue. The ice seemed too soft for climbing though.

The trail up Pirunkallio.

Climbing up Pirunkallio.

Above the trees at Pirunkallio.

The view to the river from the top.

I hate sitting down, but couldn't resist trying since I found this office chair.

Bouldering up Pihlajamäki.

Stairway to the top.

Snow was easy to run with Hokas, but ice slowed me down a lot.

Urban jungle: can you see the bridge in the background?

Standing on the edge - looking down to the river about 7m below.  

Big pines.

Lunch break (had some food in my backpack).

Save the woods: the city plans to build houses in the forests marked red.

Top of Taivaskallio: the key WW2 air defense location.

Nice trails and views high up.

All this snow won't melt away in a week or two.

Bouldering crags around Taivaskallio waiting for summer. 


Paul Wolff said...

If this is your office I'd surely like to know whether there are any job openings :D
Very nice trails you got there!

Will said...

great pics and I like your hokas. Looks so cold there....we're going thru hot phase 85f degrees!

Fegrig said...

Interesting last few posts TP and some lovely pics

Trail Plodder said...

Thanks for all comments guys! I'm enjoying these unique natural spots in the city area while I can, as they might get destroyed soon by the ever-expanding housing.