Forty feet up, forty feet down, with nothing but a net.
LOOK UP, NOT DOWN
As you approach, take it all in. Woah, it’s big.
GET A BOOST
Get your teammates to give you an initial leg-up.
TOUGH AT THE TOP
Stay calm, swing your leg over and start the descent.
TAKE IT DOWN
That’s right. You will feel it.
The inside word
Deep dive into the details of Mudderhorn.
How To Conquer
Stay calm and climb up like you’re on a really big ladder. Keep your eyes forward, your weight evenly distributed and a good steady pace on your ascent. When you reach the top, keep the same rhythm but now in reverse.
Obstacle Training Tips
While there is no real training for a fear of heights, there are few you can do to help you get over Mudderhorn. Key areas to help you out are leg strength and grip strength. You want to be comfortable holding your body weight and are well balanced at all times on the cargo net.
Q: What if you get stuck up there?
A: What goes up must come down. Eventually…
A HISTORY: MUDDERHORN
The Giant-A-Frame structure, first saw use at WTM 2016, creating an epic backdrop to the start line. Well received as it was, Mudderhorn’s size and complexity meant it wasn’t considered for wider use during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. 2019 saw a re-focus on the structure and Mudderhorn was finally scaled for Tough Mudder Classic and rolled out across the season to much delight among participants.