Podcast: Episode 50: Luke Nelson - What's so special about the WURL?

Luke Nelson - Fastest Known Podcast

Luke has FKTs on the Idaho 12ers (9 summits over 12,000'), and the Utah 13ers (17 over 13,000').  A few weeks ago he did the Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup, a gnarly but entirely logical Jared Campbell route ringing Little Cottonwood Canyon, starting directly above Salt Lake City.  

"The WURL is a fascinating route; it took several years for me to feel ready to even try it. I wanted to be able to move not only quickly through this terrain, but safely at the same time."

Luke is very conscious of the “Kilian Effect”:

"I’ve been very careful how I’ve talked about this - I don’t consider it a running route - it’s a mountain route.  If you’re an experienced trail runner, you might not have the skillset that’s appropriate to do this route."

 

 

Subscribe to the Fastest Known Podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify.

Subscribe in iTunes Listen on SoundCloud Listen on Google Play Listen on Stitcher Listen on Spotify