Crazy Canadian Ascends Kamloops Widowmaker in His GMC Sierra

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Extreme off-road hill climbing is usually done with dune buggies or modified 4×4 vehicles. These vehicles are modified because standard production vehicles just aren’t built to fly up steep, bumpy hills at high speeds. Don’t try to tell that to this crazy Canadian, though. He has his mind made up to take his truck up a hill called the Widowmaker. As you can see, the truck is a standard stock model with no modifications. It is a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500, however, which is the most powerful light-duty pickup in its class. He’s smart enough to get a good running start on level ground, but will it be enough to get to the top of the Widowmaker?

Crazy Canadian Ascends Kamloops Widowmaker in His GMC Sierra

A New Formula Off-Road Climbing Class?

This guy’s insane stunt may just lead to an offshoot of extreme off-road hill climbing. Trucks and other unmodified 4×4 vehicles could be awarded points for their climbs and champions could be crowned just as they are in the off-road hill climbing circuit called Formula Off Road. Started in Iceland in 1965, this unique sport involves driving heavily modified 4×4 vehicles up steep hills and extreme terrain. Vehicles are awarded points based on how far they go and are given penalties for stopping and backing up. Deductions are also given for based on how much slower the vehicle completes the climb compared to the fastest time.

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Typical Modifications in Formula Off Road

As mentioned, this “new” class in Formula Off Road would be more dangerous than the current two classes: Modified and Unlimited. There are actually very few serious accidents in Formula Off Road because drivers are protected by roll cages and also have 5-point harnesses, flame-resistant clothing, and helmets, among other things. In addition to those safety precautions and modifications, these vehicles are typically heavily modified in the following ways to enhance performance:

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