Sep 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm #3555863David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
Looks like Happy Isles at 2:15:00 pm PDT September 14th.
Which is 76 hours, 24 minutes.
And totally amazing.Sep 14, 2018 at 9:36 pm #3555865Jake JBPL Member
Wow indeed, that would put his total time from the portal to happy isles at
3 days, 4 hours, 20 minutes and 30 seconds
Portal Time Stamp on Spotwalla: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:54:30 am
Happy Isles Time Stamp on Spotwalla: Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:15:00 pmSep 14, 2018 at 9:42 pm #3555868Kevin BBPL Member
@newmexikevLocale: Western New Mexico, USA
Wow, again!!! Aurelien also beat the supported FKT by over 3 hours.
Edit: Yup, that factoid above is wrong. I looked only at the first Google summary result to get the outdated supported fkt. Thanks for the correction below guys.Sep 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm #3555870Allen CBPL Member
Kevin, you are right that he beat Leor’s time, but that is no longer the supported FKT. Francois D’haene did an incredible supported time of 2d19h26m last October.
See link below for the “official” FKT times:
PS I think most of his advantage was from not sleeping much, rather than going a lot faster when moving. I could be wrong but that’s my hunch.Sep 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm #3555871Jake JBPL Member
Allen beat me to it..Sep 14, 2018 at 10:51 pm #3555881Scott BentzBPL Member
@scottbentzLocale: Southern California
Amazing job!!! Doing that on so little sleep is incredible. I can’t imagine what he feels like, knowing what Andrew looked like when he finished his (old) FKT.Sep 15, 2018 at 12:32 am #3555891Adam WhiteBPL Member
@awhite4777Locale: On the switchbacks
Per Aurelien’s Facebook page, his actual time was 75h 55m 10s
I think the last Spot message may have just been a tracking point that was collected well after he collapsed at the trailhead.
Congrats Aurelien! Amazing effort! Look forward to hearing the details!Sep 20, 2018 at 12:02 am #3556556Peter BakwinBPL Member
I added Aurelien’s report: https://fastestknowntime.com/route/john-muir-trail-ca
Also, Nils Wydler started an unsupported trip today. He says he’s “just” going for 4 days, but you never know. He was on Whitney summit right at 5 hours.Sep 20, 2018 at 5:29 am #3556587GumboBPL Member
@redgumLocale: Aussie in exile in the PNW
Aurelien’s successful trip report can be found on Facebook here. For some reason there are 2 translations – scroll down to the second, which is better.
Aurelien, all I can say is Wow! I thought you were crazy trying again so soon after your previous attempt, but your mental and physical stamina are mind-boggling. Sir Donohue, be quashed! FKT, you are mine!!Sep 21, 2018 at 2:11 am #3556696aurelien sBPL Member
Sorry about the french at the beginning of the report, I need my family to understand what i went through … :/
I did a video about my two last attempt: https://youtu.be/n34ALmtszlk
Thank you for your support and kind words, always appreciate.
AurelienSep 21, 2018 at 2:58 am #3556699Greg MihalikBPL Member
Outstanding in every regard.
Thank You! for the inspiration.Sep 21, 2018 at 2:39 pm #3556739Link .BPL Member
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