FKT: Mike Siudy - Catskill High Peaks (NY) - 2018-05-26

Athlete
Gender
Male
Route Variation
Standard route
Style
Supported
Finish Date
Time (duration)
2d 9h 16m
Notes

This route traverses over the 35 summits over 3500 feet in the Catskill Mountains. It is approximately 140 miles long with around 38,500 of ascent. There is about 80 miles of rugged trail, 40 miles of off trail bushwhacking requiring near constant navigation, and 20 miles of pavement to connect the peaks. 

The old FKT was established in 2002 by Ted "Cave Dog" Keizer in a time of 63:24. (http://www.thedogteam.com/Catskills-Web_Pages/Catskills_35/Catskills-index-frame.html) His time went from the first summit to the last summit. My route started and ended at the trail heads for the first and last peak adding about 8 miles and 2000 feet of vert in less time. 

Here's Mike's detailed trip report:  https://www.mountainpeakfitness.com/blog/2018-siudy-catskill-35-fkt

 

Suidy Catskill High Peaks announcement from Twitter