The 47-year-old from Pavia finished the “Cape Wrath” in 29th place, taking almost 67 hours to complete the eight stages of the route
Andrea Bazzo returned from the 400km Cape Wrath Ultra in Scotland, eight stages, each of around 60km on average and 18,000 meters of elevation gain. “They were eight days demanding from a physical and mental point of view – explains the 47-year-old ultrarunner from Pavia – we went up the west coast of Scotland, from Fort Williams, just south of Lochness, to Cape Wrath, the northernmost point of Scotland. . We started and arrived with the freezing rain coming from the ocean. The fourth day was very hard, many retired, 38% finishers against 60/62% of the previous editions. It reached a thousand meters with freezing winds that lowered the temperature to below zero. A couple of people taken away for hypothermia. The descents were difficult, we were wet and whoever stopped was lost ».
Bazzo finished in 66h56 ‘, first Italian, twenty-sixth in the men’s ranking and twenty-ninth overall, burning 30,500 kcal, with the consumption of 1 kg of dried fruit, 400 grams of walnuts, 300 of dried bananas, as well as 40 bars, 1 kg of biscuits dried and half a kilo of dried meat. «The physical preparation was important, the mental one, even basic – underlines Andrea – we were left alone for long stretches, without a marked path on the moor and without seeing other competitors. My worst crisis? The penultimate day. I found myself without my adventure partner. In the morning I left half an hour later than usual because I was not shiny and the backpack was not ready, so I went into crisis and in some moments I thought about giving up. I recovered and the next day I finished, giving myself a beer and a shower. The prize? I bought myself a new pair of Birkenstocks ». –