We’ve got a juicy episode for you today. Host Heather Anderson catches up with Witt Wisebram, who’s going after the self-supported FKT on the Pacific Crest Trail (aka PCT)… a record currently held by Heather herself. Will Heather dish out all of her secrets? Tune in to find out!
Witt, a triple crowner who’s also raced iconic ultra events like the Cocodona 250, dives into how he straddles the line between thru-hiking and ultrarunning racing. Does that mean he trained for the PCT? No. But he’s got an arguably good reason as to why not.
And finally, Witt explains what on earth the moniker in his Instagram bio – “ridgerunner” – means. Thank goodness. Turns out, “ridgerunning” refers to Witt’s job with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that preserves and manages the AT. For months on end, Witt patrols a section of the AT from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, to the northern boundary of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Spending months walking back and forth along the trail in all types of elements, maintaining the trail, and serving as a wilderness first responder, Witt provides unique insight into trail use, conservation, and gratitude for his upcoming journey.
Cheer Witt on during his attempt over at @yung.chattahoochee on Instagram and track his progress over at fastestknowntime.com.