The Parcour de Wild is a long distance wilderness traverse that lasts about a week, give or take a few days.

Matt Lutz and Sam Haraldson’s attempt at the 2009 Parcour de Wild endurance race in Northwestern Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness and Helena National Forest.

The Parcour is an unsanctioned community event, organized ad hoc and supported by grass roots volunteer efforts. There are no sponsors, no entry fees, no prizes, no commercial affiliations, no race directors, and no rules. We may make t-shirts or something, we may not. A small group of volunteers pick start and finish points. We gather for a barbecue in the beginning, and we all meet for pizza five or six or so days after the start.

Depending on your style of travel, this could be a hazardous and risky event. If you have to ask what the hazards are, then the Parcour may not be for you.

The 2009 Parcour took place on October 11-17, 2009, and traversed mountainous terrain in the Northern Rockies. The Start and Finish points are approximately 100 miles from each other (straight line distance). You may use any route, and any human-powered mode of travel to propel yourself from start to finish, and carry whatever gear you think you’ll need to get there.

This Video was shot by YouTube User: sharaldson

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