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AUG 25-28, 2022 *SOLD OUT*
Primary AirportSalt Lake City International Airport
Average TempHigh 80°F / Low 47°F
Base Camp LocationSnowbasin Resort
Base Camp Elevation6,391 ft
High in the Wasatch Mountains, Snowbasin plays host to one of the most challenging 29029 experiences. Late Summer heat and altitude add a unique element to the weekend, while the epic sunrises and sunsets allow participants the opportunity to pause and reflect on how far they've come on their journey to 29029.
Beginning near the Grizzly Center at the base, don’t be intimidated by the first climb going up City Hill ski run. There are rolling hills mixed with sections of steeper pitches, eventually leading to a gravel road north of the reservoir pond before winding back to crest the top of the mountain at Needles Lodge providing breathtaking views of Huntsville below. The majority of the trail is on ski-runs consisting of hard packed dirt, rock and gravel, similar to dry desert conditions.
Registration includes 3 nights of accommodations, all food/beverage/alcohol, all hydration and nutrition choices at the aid stations, a 20 week Training Guide, massage therapists and other recovery aids in our Athlete Recovery Lounge, limited edition event swag, a private online group for participants only, and more!
What happens before and after the event?
Check in begins at Noon on Thursday. 29029 will kick off at 3pm on Thursday. We will have motivational speakers that afternoon to inspire everyone for the challenge ahead. The hiking challenge begins at 6am on Friday morning and continues until 6pm on Saturday evening. Some people hike through the night, some sleep for a while and go again on Saturday. After the conclusion of the challenge, we have a ceremony to recognize everyone’s efforts on the mountain, and a party Saturday night to cap things off. Departure is Sunday by 10am.
Is the challenge 36 continuous hours or is there a break?
The challenge begins at 6am on Friday morning and continues until 6pm on Saturday evening. The gondola is running and you can hike any time you want during this 36 hour period. You do not have to hike for 36 hours non stop.
Do people hike at night?
Some participants hike all night until after the sun rises on Saturday morning, but many go and get some sleep! We do encourage everyone to complete at least one hike once the sun goes down on Friday as it’s such a unique and magical experience. Hiking in nature, whether alone or with others, and only seeing the headlamps of other hikers is often a memory that participants talk about and share with others.
Do you allow spectators?
There are portions of the event that are participant-only, but spectators are allowed near the start area and also at the summit where you can cheer on participants.
What type of accommodations are provided?
All participants in Snowbasin #2 are provided with 3 nights accommodations in luxury glamping tents in our participant village. Single entry tickets include one bed in a 3-person tent. You can request your tentmates after purchase.
How does a 'Tent for Two' work?
In a Tent for Two entry, you and one other participant will have a private tent for the two of you to share. You'll have the option of having two single beds or one queen bed in your private tent.
Can I come to 29029 without a tentmate(s)?
Of course! Roughly ⅓ of our participants attend a 29029 alone. We assign you to a luxury glamping tent with 2 other participants of the same gender.
Why does a Tent for Two cost more than 2 Single Entries?
The Single Entry option is for a three person tent. The Tent for Two costs more per person as there are only two people in this tent.
Are you able to accommodate gluten free, vegan or vegetarian diets?
Yes, we accommodate each of these during meals at 29029.
Does the entry fee include airfare?
No, the entry fee does not include airfare. We will take care of everything once you arrive to the mountain on Thursday to check-in.
Do you provide a packing list?
Yes! We provide location specific packing lists for each particular mountain, although relatively minimal gear is required for 29029. Trekking poles are strongly recommended and a headlamp is required. We recommend wearing moisture wicking base layers for the varying conditions throughout the day and evening, as well as trail shoes to provide additional traction while hiking up the mountain.
Do you include a training plan?
Yes, we include a 20 week Training Guide with your registration. This Guide is emailed on a bi-monthly basis beginning 5 months prior to the event. Our coaches have created these guides to help each participant prepare for the challenge. The Guide is a three tiered system (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced) in which the participant can choose which level to follow based on the description we provide for each. If you’re willing to put in the work, this guide will have you ready to hike 29029 ft on your event weekend.
How long does one need to train for this?
This varies, as everyone has a different beginning fitness level. We do know that our 20 week Training Guide will help prepare you for the challenge. We also know that at some point on the mountain, the willingness to keep going becomes as much mental as physical. This is when climbing with us becomes a transformative experience for many.
How does the Waitlist work?
If a spot at any of the events becomes available, we contact those on the Waitlist in chronological order and fill an open spot on a first come, first serve basis. If we reach out to someone on the Waitlist they have 24 hours to claim the spot before we reach out to the next person on the list.