Stuke Sowle Portrait
Stuke Sowle AKA "Sir Vertical"

I was introduced to Stuke Sowle through a Facebook group with an interest in mountain adventures.  He was referred to me via my blog video and GPS posting of a adventure route connecting two alpine river drainages via 17 lakes and a mountain pass.  The route is over a marathon in length with 10,000k + vertical.  We had mapped it as a "fast-packing" overnight trip.  It is typically a 3-4 day backpacking trip.  When he shrugged off my suggestion to bring overnight gear I thought - this guy must be crazy.

He is crazy. 
Crazy fit, crazy prolific, crazy committed to long full days in the mountains. 
It isn't uncommon for Stuke to log 30+ miles a day in steep rugged terrain. 
He has climbed Glacier Peak (typically a 3-4 day climb) car-to-car in a day.

It has been a privilege to vicariously follow his inventive "ultraneering" mountain adventures on Instagram and Strava.  While I will never come close to Stuke's endurance he continues to inspire me and many others to get out on the trails and not sell yourselves short.  We can handle a lot more than we think we can.



Stuke Sowle Portrait
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Parallax animation of Ultramountaineer Stuke Sowle
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