Set against the epic backdrop of the sunset purple Olympic mountains and a layer of mist over the sun shimmery Puget Sound, the Service Board’s Lu’au fundraiser last night was a resounding success. Pig was eaten, pizza’s were devoured, drinks were drank, and sounds were grooved all in the name of supporting one of the best youth charities in the Northwest. Thanks to the the Service Board and all who came out!
To be fair (to all of us), Outside Magazine named Caffé Vita employee and sponsored endurance athlete Brock Gavery one of the fittest men in America in 2008. In one week, next Friday, Brock will rise from bed in Ballard and bike to the base of Mt. Rainier, summit the mountain, and then hike/run the Wonderland Trail. The trail circumnavigates Mt. Rainier, is a 93 mile loop, and includes 22,000 feet of elevation gain along its course. NBD.
Brock and his partner, endurance runner Sam Thompson, call their venture The Triple Threat. “We expect to finish it in 55-65 hours,” Brock said today. That’s with a bit of sleep factored in. Damn. Of course, Brock will utilize Caffé Vita coffee prepared with a backcountry stove and press pot to keep him fueled during the waking hours.
Whatever you do next weekend, click-in to The Triple Threat website to follow Brock and Sam via Facebook and Twitter. Here’s a video of Brock and Sam tackling just the Wonderland Trail last year:
Brock Gavery, Caffé Vita’s intrepid in-house general counsel, embarked successfully on a classic Pacific Northwest summit bid a few weeks ago by climbing Mt. Baker and bringing his journey all the way back to Big Mario’s New York Style Pizza next door to Caffé Vita. As always, Brock’s adventure was fueled by Caffé Vita coffee: this time Caffé Luna prepared in a backcountry press pot.