FKT: Alex King - Mt Adams (WA) - 2020-06-19

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Gender category
Male
Route variation
South Climb ascent only
Multi-sport
No
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Unsupported
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Finish date
Total time
1h 59m 11s
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On June 19th, 2020, I ran (and walked) from the Cold Springs Trailhead to the summit of Mt. Adams and back. The ascent took me 1:59:11, just nudging under Sean's previous FKT as well as the 2 hour mark which I was even more stoked about. Round trip took me 2:44:14, besting my previous RT record set last year.

Conditions were relatively good overall and absolutely perfect weather! Solid snow started right about the Round-the-mountain trail. It was a bit slushy up to the top of Crescent Glacier. From the top of Crescent to about halfway up the false summit, snow conditions were absolutely perfect and I was think hyped! About half way up false summit though it started getting quite a bit softer, I think from snow a couple days previous that hadn't quite consolidated yet. Legs, body and mind were in the zone. Tons of people up on the mountain.

Comments

Epic effort Alex! Cool to see this ascent go under 2!