FKT: Christof Teuscher - Mt Adams to Mt St Helens (WA) - 2014-07-24

Route variation
Standard route
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Total time
1d 14h 17m 1s

On Thu, Jul 24, 10pm, I started the following challenge:



  • Climb Mt. Adams (South Route, starting from the Cold Springs TH)
  • Run from Mt. Adams to Mt. St. Helens
  • Climb Mt. St. Helens (from Chocolate Falls)


All of that nonstop, without sleep. I finished the challenge on Sat, Jul 26, in 38h17min. According to GoogleEarth, the entire route is about 90mi with over 30,000ft of EG. The run between Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens mainly led along the boundary trail #1. Sadly, motorcycles are allowed on this trail. Many sections are thus deeply rutted, which makes running hard.

I've uploaded the entire route to Strava:
Note that Strava calculates its own distances, so they are slightly different from the original Suunto Ambit2 data. Also, the GPS was on a 60s interval to save battery, so it logs short. The Strava "Moving Time" does not consider any pace >20min/mi because the GPS was in run mode during the two climbs as well.


SPOT track:


The following preview was used to announce the challenge on Facebook: