FKT: Erik Klumpp - Atlantic & Pacific Peaks Loop (CO) - 2020-08-30

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Standard loop
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3h 33m 42s
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Started at 9:30 am. I got really scared at one point on this run because I was really pushing it on the first part of the scramble. I came over the scariest part of the scramble and thought there is no way this goes. What I am doing? I started hyperventilating and thought I was not going to be able to do this. After panicing for like five minutes I meditated for like five minutes and then saw the way through and did the rest of the hike. I hit the summit of pacific at 11:15. I saw some suspicious clouds but thought I had enough time to make it so I power hiked up Atlantic. Poles on this hike were a life saver. The west ridge of Atlantic was solid class 2 and while I wanted to run really fast down it I knew that it was loose enogh to where I could really injure myself. I took it easy and still went down pretty quick. This was a great adventure and it was really fun getting back into solo adventuring. Not something I want to do all the time but it is fun to do some of the time.