FKT: Mike Popejoy - Mauna Kea (HI) - 2016-03-19

Route variation
round trip from the Visitor Center
Gender category
Finish date
Total time
2h 35m 5s

Finally reporting new FKTs for Mauna Kea, for the ascent and the roundtrip, unsupported, from back in March of 2016.  Apologies for the extreme delay; I came on here to do some recon for an attempt on Wheeler Peak in NM and it occurred to me that I never posted about my Mauna Kea run.

I started and finished at the visitor center, turning around at the highest point on the trail at the top.
Ascent:  1:33:39 (also ascent FKT)
Roundtrip:  2:35:05 (includes about 13 seconds of stopping at the summit to take a quick look around); makes the descent 1:01:26.

My focus was on the ascent rather than the round-trip.

Strava data here:

Instagram post with some more insight: