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    Allen C
    BPL Member

    @acurrano

    Sean Ranney started the JMT this morning, apparently around 5:45 AM and summited whitney around 9:30am.

    He posted this on the FKT site the other day:

    Wednesday morning (8/24/16) around 5.00 AM I’ll be taking off on an unsupported speed hike Northbound on the JMT, hoping to measure up to the accomplishments of everybody who has pushed themselves across this trail. I can’t list everybody who has inspired this endeavor, but I thought Maune’s record was absolutely untouchable until Andrew Bentz came along, and I marvel at Amber Monforte’s mental fortitude to push herself to crush a record she already had. I’m looking forward to the experience, it’s a long trail so plenty of opportunities for things to go well.

    Adventure awaits!!

    Sean Ranney

    As long as the spot isn’t acting spotty you can follow me here (map will update when I start tracking). I’m aware of the discussion regarding summit vs. portal, my personal opinion is that the portal is the start so I’ll be tracking time from there.

    spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=1202557ba65c2a44fc

     

    #3422318
    Adam White
    BPL Member

    @awhite4777

    Locale: On the switchbacks

    Well, I guess since I can’t be out there, I might as well be scrutinizing someone who is… Tables and typical stuff below:

    Table:

    Profile:

    #3422384
    Adam White
    BPL Member

    @awhite4777

    Locale: On the switchbacks

    Added the table and profile above…

    Sean is looking great through Forrester! He had some splits above 4 mph on his way down Whitney, and was atop Forrester in 9h 55m. That’s right where he wants to be, I should think.

    Because I have a few minutes: Other notable recent attempts, and their times to the top of Forrester:

    Kurt Achtenhagen (2016): 10h 55m
    Amber Monforte (2016): 11h 42
    Gavin Woody (2015): 11h 39m
    Ralph Burgess (2015): 10h 14m
    Allen Currano (2015): 10h 16m
    Leor Pantilat (2014): 8h 17m

    A long ways to go still!

    I wish I had some of Andy Bentz’ splits. I know he posted a video in this subforum, and that might elucidate some of his splits–I just haven’t gotten around to watching it. But after all, it’s his time that’s of the most interest!

    #3422393
    Bob Moulder
    BPL Member

    @bobmny10562

    Locale: Westchester County, NY

    Thanks again, Adam.

    These things are gruesome and I can’t imagine the level of fitness and mental toughness required to do them, but I enjoy following them. Your graphs and comments are much appreciated.

    #3422412
    Peter Rodrigues
    BPL Member

    @prodrigues

    Locale: New York

    Leor is so damn fast. 8:17? That’s otherworldly.

    #3422422
    Aaron Sorensen
    BPL Member

    @awsorensen

    Locale: South of Forester Pass

    Andrews didn’t know his exact time to Forrester.

    Plus, yes Leor was fast but Andy still has the fastest time on the trail all the way to Donahue Pass. He only did it by surpassing Leor through Reds Meadow while Leor was asleep.

    Once Leor woke up, he turned on the afterburners to the finish.

    Andy’s hiking speed was pretty much dead even with Leor’s through Donahue and only vary while each one slept. Other than that they were identical.

    Identical, except Andy was carrying between 12-20 pounds on his back the entire time.  It’s crazy to try to rationalize.

    #3422424
    Matthew / BPL
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Dang. Going over Forester in under 10 hours is amazing.

    #3422438
    Adam White
    BPL Member

    @awhite4777

    Locale: On the switchbacks

    Updated the table and profile through Baxter Pass Trail. Awaiting another ping–Sean should be at or near Woods Creek Crossing.

    I did a little bit of homework since the last post, so that I’d know what I was talking about.

    First of all, for those that don’t know, Sean set the FKT on the Tahoe Rim Trail last year. Trip Report here: https://www.scribd.com/document/272681637/Tahoe-Rim-Trail-FKT-Trip-Report

    Second, I spent some time doing some (enjoyable) reading of Andy Bentz’ TR to see what I could glean from his splits.

    Now, back to Sean’s attempt: Looking great so far. He was atop Glen in 13h 58m. Andy Bentz reporting taking a one hour break at 13h elapsed. Andy was one mile from Glen Pass when he took the break.

    So, it’s safe to say that Andy didn’t summit Glen Pass until 14h 20m or so, and therefore atop Glen, Sean was ahead of Andy (caveating it with the fact that at that point, Andy had taken a one-hour break, of course, and Sean had not).

    Andy’s hiking speed was pretty much dead even with Leor’s through Donahue and only vary while each one slept. Other than that they were identical.

    After looking over Andy’s splits, I tend to agree, more or less. The two are quite different in background and experience; Andy just came off 2,660 miles on the PCT, while the JMT was the longest outing Leor had ever done, to date.

    One might conclude that Leor is nearly mortal for multi-day efforts, but I think his recent Sierra High Route clearly shows that to be an absolutely foolish notion. I suspect Leor could shave quite a few hours off his JMT time if he was interested in doing it again.

    Andy’s time is phenomenal, as evidenced by the fact that it’s stood up to multiple challenges over the last couple years. Perhaps more so than Leor’s, when you consider the pack weight and the lack of support.

    Thanks for the thanks, Bob!

    #3422495
    Allen C
    BPL Member

    @acurrano

    He was at Pinchot Pass this morning at 2:42 am. Looks like he got a couple hours of sleep and continued on towards Mather Pass but turned around at about 7:30am and is likely headed out at Taboose Pass. :(

    #3422499
    Adam White
    BPL Member

    @awhite4777

    Locale: On the switchbacks

    Yeah, I was just going to post the same thing. I logged in to spotwalla and only to see his ship sailing north…

    Bummer. Strong start.

    #3422571
    Aaron Sorensen
    BPL Member

    @awsorensen

    Locale: South of Forester Pass

    Adam,

    You are correct on both cases. Leon thinks there are a few hours that can be shaved, but I believe if he was to go back to attempt it again would be only if he believes he can go sub 72.

    He was iffy we he said that.

    Also Leor agrees that Andy’s time in relation was better than his time.  So Leor didn’t think he could have done Andy’s time while carrying that weight. Said not having the weight is the reason he was able to move that fast in the first place.

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