Sunday, July 7, 2019

Nick Elson: The Silent Mountain Crusher

Nick Elson is an all around mountain athlete and he's inspired by adventures that blur the lines between different mountain disciplines that require a combination of physical fitness, technical skill, and mental toughness. He holds many FKT's including the Grand Teton Traverse and the Stein Valley traverse. On ski's he holds the FKT's on the Spearhead, Mcbride and Tantalus Traverse, Garibaldi Neve, Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainier ascents. He has the course record for the Knee Knacker 50k, has twice won the Squamish 50 miler, and is a 2 times Canadian mountain running and skimo champion. 

In this podcast we get into his early childhood experiences growing up in Campbell River (British Columbia), getting into climbing, running on the varsity track and xc team at UBC, getting into ultras, FKT's, the accident with Adam Campbell, competing against Kilian Jornet and so much more. 

If you enjoy the episode, subscribe to the podcast and consider leaving a rating and review on iTunes. 

Follow Nick on IG @nicksethelson

Nick's blog:

Follow the podcast on IG @journeytoultrapodcast

Follow me on IG @nicola.gildersleeve

If you have any feedback for the show or want a particular guest on the show you can email me at

Check out this episode!

No comments: