FKT: Paul Cuthbert - Australian Alps Walking Track (NSW) - 2016-03-26

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11d 18h

Paul Cuthbert blew away all previous FKTs for the AAWT, completing the route in 11d18h during March 14-26, 2016, as reported below. Cuthbert started with Tom Brazier, but Brazier had to pull out due to injury. Below, Brazier calls the trip "unsupported", but says drop boxes were used, which technically would put in our "self supported" category - a style typically used for long thru-hikes. This time beats Beau Miles fully supported time from 5 years previous.

Tom Brazier reported:

Paul Cuthbert from Canberra set an unsupported time of 11 days 18hrs in 2016. Started in Walhalla at 7am on Mon 14 March. Finished at Namadgi Visitors' Centre 1am Sat 26 March.

30L day pack, lightweight gear, camping in bivy bags, drop boxes at Hotham/Taylor's Crossing/Dead Horse Gap/Kiandra.

More info available here -

SPOT tracker data -

Paul Cuthbert reported:

Paul Cuthbert completed the AAWT in 11 days 18 hours on Sat 26th March 2016. Paul started with Tom Brazier in Walhalla on Monday 14th March 7am. Tom unfortunately had to pull out shortly after Hotham at Pole 333 due to an Achilles injury. Paul continued and finished shortly after 1am on Sat 26th. The trip was recorded using a SPOT tracker plus GPS watch. Lots more info available on our Facebook page