Podcast: Episode 210: Chris Fisher on Setting the Winter Colorado 14ers FKT


Escape the summer swelter for half an hour with Chris Fisher, who set the fastest known time on the Colorado Fourteeners—winter edition.

Completing Colorado’s 58 14,000-foot peaks in one push is a massive feat in itself. Taking on this challenge in winter adds a whole new level of daunting difficulty and complexity. Weather, avalanche risk, frostbite—the list of hurdles is endless. That’s probably why no one had even completed the feat in one winter until 2018, when Andrew Hamilton established a benchmark of 84 and a half days.

Last winter, Fisher shaved 12 days off of Andrew Hamilton’s FKT, summiting all 58 peaks in 72 days, 12 hours, and 10 minutes. In doing so he become just the second person to complete this linkup during winter.

Fisher joins host Heather Anderson on the FKT Podcast to disclose the logistical, physical, and psychological challenges associated with this effort, as well as how he overcame them. After you tune in, check out Fisher’s 17 FKTs on fastestknowntime.com, and follow along with his adventures on Instagram
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