FKT: Aaron Long, Brad Leatherbarrow - Black Peak (WA) - 2020-09-22

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2h 24m 0s

Brad and I slept in the car Monday night and started running just before 7AM. We were not planning on getting the ascent record but around Wing Lake we realized we had a chance so we tried to take fewer photos (that did not happen lol) and pushed it more up the loose scree and the south ridge. The Black Peak strava segment had us at 2:19:45 but I am submitting 2:24:00 to be on the safe side. The previous fastest time registered for the segment was from Nick Elson at 2:36:24. We did not run into any snow on the trail, which is common for this peak. But we did get some snow flurries at the summit! This is a fun intimidating mountain that's technical enough to keep the masses away but I hope more people try to summit it. I expect the ascent record to be sub 2h next year.