LIV SIR Broker, Ethan Bullock, Completes Elk Mountain Grand TraverseLIV Sotheby's
On March 28, 2015, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Ethan Bullock, completed the Elk Mountain Grand Traverse (EMGT), a grueling 40 mile back country ski race from Crested Butte, CO, to Aspen, CO. Racing a distance of more than forty miles at altitudes above 9,000 feet, and gaining elevation of over 7,800 feet, Bullock finished the race 69th out of 200 teams.
“The EMGT is an iconic race in Colorado that’s been on my bucket list for several years,” said Bullock, a LIV Sotheby’s International Realty broker since December. “If we are selling the Colorado lifestyle, we also need to be out living it. Ski mountaineering and ski touring are just two of the ways that I choose to do so. “
Known as Crested Butte’s most challenging race, participants are required to be self-supporting throughout the duration of the course, and are often faced with varying conditions including temperature drops, river crossings, and frostbite. There is a mandatory equipment checklist and racers must pass a gear inspection prior to the race, being prepared for self rescue at all times.
Starting at midnight from Crested Butte, racers set out ascending Crested Butte Mountain Resort before racing via Taylor Pass, and finishing the race with a ski run down Aspen Mountain to the finish line the following day.
To ensure the safety of participants, racers are required to compete in teams of two, and must arrive at pre-determined checkpoints in the allocated time slot to be permitted to continue to race.
Bullock and his teammate, Jason Antin, director of partnership development for Gociety, a Denver-based social network focused on helping people connect for outdoor activities, completed the race in just 11 hours and 10 minutes.
“We are really fortunate to live in Colorado and LIV Sotheby’s International Realty celebrates that good fortune as both a brand and a company,” said Bullock. “I doubt there’s an employee or client of our firm who doesn’t in some way enjoy the beautiful natural resources that we have at our doorsteps.”
For more information, contact Ethan Bullock at 303.501.4959. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com.