Tosch was introduced to randonee racing while attending a winter sports school in Austria to cross country ski race (3 days of school/week, 7 days of skiing/week: That's a good ratio). As much as he loved nordic skiing, the freedom of skiing and climbing in the mountains was too distracting. in 2011, he linked together a Ski Traverse of five iconic central oregon peaks; the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt Bachelor. Thirty two miles and 18,000 ft of vert in 18 hours!! Yes way! Little known fact about Tosch...he's quite the juggler. 7 Balls? No problem. 5 clubs? Yup. 5 rings? Oh yeah. Doing any of those while riding a unicycle? Pfff child's play. Ask him for a demo.