THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS IN RACE MODE
The Atlas Mountain Race leads in 1,200 kilometres and 20,000 vertical metres through the High Atlas in Morocco. Endurance races like this are becoming more and more popular. More and more it is also about exploring the extremes. The concept of these races is that you have to navigate completely self-sufficient. There are no supply stationy. The break times are not specified. Everyone sleeps when and where they want. Just the right thing for the photographer and adventurer Kilian Reil!
“For me personally, these races are on one hand a nice challenge, often more mental than physical. I feel more like I’m racing against myself and my own time than other participants.
And on the other hand, it allows me to stay fit between my own touring projects like “Bikerafting in Yakutia” – states Kilian Reil about his motivation to take part in the Atlas Mountain Race.
We talked to him and summarized his experiences.