10 Most Deceiving Tough Mudder Obstacles

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10 Most Deceiving Tough Mudder Obstacles

The course may look like your classic elementary school playground on steroids, but trust us—it holds surprises. Don’t underestimate these tricky tasks in America’s toughest ever adventure race.
What it tests: Balance

Why it’s harder than it seems: While it might look like a simple task of leap frog, hopping across unstable wooden boxes suspended by loose ropes in an icy pond proves nearly impossible. Boxes are covered with water from previous Mudders who’ve taken the plunge, making them extra slippery. The trick is to take your time and focus on conquering one island at a time; otherwise, you’ll fall into the lake and serve a time penalty.

Completion rate: Roughly 40%, says Kombol.

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