West Slabs of Olympus

Time for another awesome video.

Jared Campbell attacking the ‘West Slabs of Olympus; fast June 2011.

Camera work by Ryan McDermott

Who is Jared? as if you didn’t know… but just in case!

What are some of your lifetime running goals?

– Sub 24 at Hardrock – Complete Nolans 14 – Colorado 14ers record (sub 10 days?) – Grand Traverse record (in Teton National Park) – Live in New Zealand and run all classic “treks”

Do you have a claim to fame?

– Knowing Zion National Park better than just about any human alive. – Blurring the line between runner, climber, canyoneer, biker

Do you have any vices?

None that I’m willing to admit pubically. 🙂

What makes you tick as a runner and in the real world?

As a runner : Seeing new places, coming up with crazy linkups, learning new things In the real world : Learning new things about the world, meeting colorful new people, traveling to new places

What drives you to run?

Having the fitness to do the things I love in the mountains

What is your favorite movie?

La Misma Luna

Do you have any nicknames? Explain:

Deraj. My name backwards

What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep? Why?

72 hrs. It was a test to see if I could ween myself off of sleep. Didn’t work too well.

If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?


What did you have for lunch yesterday?


If you could hook up a thought monitor to your head, would you see pictures, hear words or would music be playing?


What really scares you about trail running?

Nothing REALLY scares me. But, the scariest thing on trails are hunters!

If your life was made into a movie, what would it be called?

Simple Pleasures

Where would you live if it could be anywhere in the world?

New Zealand – South Island

What’s your worst encounter on the trail?

shoulder-checked a moose once. Scared the sh#t out of both of us.

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