FKT: Nick Arndt - Big Slide Mountain (NY) - 2020-05-17

Route variation
The Brothers Trail out & back
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Total time
1h 45m 14s
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I warmed up with a 1.5mi/500' climb from my doorstep to the Garden trailhead and immediately felt strong as I climbed up to the First Brother. All three Brothers were very dry. The "scrambling" was extremely fun and my body was responding well to what I wanted it to do. I changed into micro-spikes for the last final push up to the summit of Big Slide. I took a few pics atop, then gingerly descended the ice sheets and a few ladders before I was able to take off the spikes, store em in my pack, and blast back over the Brothers and down to the Garden TH. Every footstep was perfect as I danced back down. I ran strong all the way back down to my home. Great run.


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I improved my PR to 1:32, on a muggy July 28 morning. However, it wasn't enough to get the FKT. Since I ran 1:45 / created the FKT, Frankie DiSomma bettered my time with a 1:36. Then, Aaron Newell bettered Frankie's time with a 1:28. Not long after Aaron's new record, Jason Pageau and Lee Berube each went after the record on the same day, unbeknowst to both of them. Jason ran a 1:31. Lee ran a 1:24, but hasn't uploaded to this site.