Joe Grant’s 14er FKT
Jul 3, 2018 at 8:37 pm #3545061Mike MBPL Member
good read and hints at some new gear from BD this coming Spring
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/experience-story?cid=joe-grant-nolans-14&trk_contact=IN0CSA6KV1JLDAV1AMH9KQ4MFO&trk_msg=QKO377ONDRP4TFGBO0RU6NJ7JG&trk_sid=96U3VS0U1EAIL9OBJ8DBVMGT9G&utm_campaign=20180703-nolans-14&utm_content=20180703-nolans-14&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Listrak&utm_term=Read%20the%20InterviewJul 4, 2018 at 7:25 am #3545119Ito JakuchuBPL Member
Just finished reading and then came here to share, but that has been taken care of.. :]
Great to hear about the gear options but I really like his mind set as well.
Like where he talks about time itself being ultimately not important, but it being used as a motivator or catalyst for the experience/challenge one seeks.
Good article.Jul 4, 2018 at 1:39 pm #3545131Allen CBPL Member
Mike – Excellent read, thanks for posting this! I could definitely relate to a lot of what he talked about. The fact that Nolan’s is mainly off trail (I think?) definitely adds another level of difficulty compared to most FKT stuff. Very cool to see a guy like Joe (who is fully sponsored by BD and could have a full support crew if he wanted it) going unsupported on a trip like this.
Also noteworthy: Alex Nichols set a new Supported FKT for Nolan’s on the same day, going the opposite direction. His time of 46:41 was only about 3 hours faster than Joe Grant’s Unsupported time.
Edit: apparently they met on Mount Yale and commiserated about how hard it was and how bad they were both feeling. Pretty cool interview with Alex Nichols here: https://www.irunfar.com/2018/07/alex-nichols-post-nolans-14-supported-fastest-known-time-interview.html
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