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TruStrength "Uphill Will" 24 Hour Ski Challenge


Welcome to the third annual "Uphill Will 24 hr Skimo fundraiser challenge. 

Date: March 25, 2023, 9am start to 9am finish.

Format: Skiers see how much vertical they can climb on skis in 24 hours! Will you be able to climb the equivalent of Mt Washington? Or Mt Whitney? Or the Great One Denali? What about Everest in a day!?! Can someone beat the World record at 72k?! Skiers may break any time and continue again any time during the 24 hr period. All climbing is done on skis.

Categories: We will recognize skimo, heavy metal or split board setups in their own categories.

Location: Mt Abram Ski area Greenwood, ME

Registration: $150 (fees not included). Proceeds are all donated.

Sign Up Link: TruStrength "Uphill Will" 24 Hr skimo - March 25, 2023 (

Benefit: Register and find out what you've got in your legs. This event benefits the non-profit TruStrength Tomorrow to provide low to moderate income youth with scholarships for mentorship through fitness programs such as uphill skiing clinics. Even if you can't race, you can still help one of these youngsters "climb their Everest" by making a donation today. 

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Achievement Levels

This event is for ALL LEVELS so whether 3,000 feet would be an all time PR or 30,000 feet is your goal this event is for you!

The following levels will be our "summit goals" for this race and will have awards for attaining them, so set your sites HIGH!

(highest level per racer only)

* Mt Washington, NH 6,288'

*Mt Whitney, CA 14,4505'

*Denali, AK 20,310'

*Mt Everest, Himalaya 29,032'

*Double Everest 58,064


Photos by: Andy Gagne Photography

Fundraising Levels

Most importantly, the money raised from these efforts will go to fund scholarships for low income youth to receive mentorship through fitness programs. Life has enough hurdles, economics shouldn't be one in the way on the path to self discovery. We are asking those that are willing to help us fundraise beyond your entry fee. Help a teen that is "climbing their own mountain" by raising to match one of these goal levels:

(We will have swag for skiers that reach these "summit levels" in their fundraising)

*Trail Support $500

*Porter $1,000

*Mt Guide $2,000

*Sherpa $5,000

*Expedition Leader $10,000

*Racer entry of $150 will be included in this total.


Venue Details

Race Director:

Non Profit Questions:

* This event will be held during Mount Abram's scheduled closing weekend. The mountain could be very busy so we will use a prearranged trail for uphill travel during 9-4pm operations. We will switch routes for grooming operations and all skiers must have headlamps and helmets for the night skiing portion.
* All skiers MUST abide by resort rules and maintain control and speed. If patrol has an issue with a skier they have the right to remove them from the event.
* The mountain has agreed to let us use the lodge through the night for bathrooms or warm ups but skiers should make sure not to leave a mess in the changing areas. 
* Skiers are responsible for their own food, hydration and self care needs. It will be CRITICAL that all trash is removed and the place is left better than we found it. Volunteers will have their hands full so please don't burden them with picking up after racers. Friends are allowed at the event as support crew. We hope to arrange some food for skiers throughout the event but please plan this as a self supported or supported event.

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