FKT: Karl Egloff - Aconcagua (Argentina) - 2015-02-19

Athlete
Gender
Male
Route Variation
Highway to summit & back
Style
Supported
Finish Date
Time (duration)
11h 52m
Photos
Notes

Less than 2 months after Jornet's FKT (Feb. 19, 2015) Ecuadoran-Swiss mountain runner Karl Egloff bested Jornet's mark for the same route by 57 minutes, doing the round-trip in 11h52m. He reported the ascent time (from the road) at 7h55m and the total round-trip distance at 68km. An in depth interview with Egloff is on Ian Corless' "Talk Ultra" podcast (the interview begins around 28 min. into the podcast), and includes discussion of Egloff's background, his Cotopaxi and Kilimanjaro FKTs, training, and verification (Egloff indicates that the run was timed by National Park officials, and that he has a gps track of the run).

"It's a beautiful sport, speed climbing, but you gotta have a lot of experience to do it." - Karl Egloff