FKT: Sean O'Rourke - Mt Sir Donald (BC, Canada) - 2017-07-31

Route variation
Northwest Ridge car-to-car
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Finish date
Total time
4h 37m 30s

On July 31, 2017, I ran the northwest ridge of Mount Sir Donald in 2h24m45s up and 4h38m round-trip from Wheeler Hut (Strava linktrip report). Sub-4:30 round-trip is definitely possible, since I spent about 10 minutes enjoying the summit view. I would be surprised if it could be done sub-4, but 4:1x should be possible with a better ascent rate on the trail.

I had mixed feelings about the round-trip FKT, partly because the view from Sir Donald’s summit is worth savoring, and partly because speed-downclimbing the northwest ridge feels risky.