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Sophie Radcliffe completes Alpine Coast to Coast

September 13, 2014
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On 31st August Sophie Radcliffe completed unique challenge – an Alpine Coast to Coast. This involved cycling the length of the Alps and climbing to the summits of the highest mountains in each of the eight Alpine countries in one month – wow, what an adventure!

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To complete this challenge, Sophie cycled 1669kms and climbed 141kms by foot, covering a total of 45,530 metres of ascent – the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest more than five times or Ben Nevis 35 times.

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Starting in Trieste in Italy, Sophie traveled through Slovenia, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France, finishing in Monaco –  all the time blogging about her thoughts and experiences.

“Around midnight the tiredness hit me. The only way to describe it is that I felt like I should be in bed! I stopped for some food and water, it didn’t work. Half an hour later, Tom gave me a gel, boom, that worked!”

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For anyone who is a lover of adventures, take a look at Sophies blog here It’s a great read and may just inspire you to plan your own!

Watch Sophie’s video here:

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