The Longs Peak FKT stood for 33 years! The Grand Teton FKT for 29 years ... then Andy broke them both in the span of two weeks!
"I'm a mediocre runner and a mediocre climber ... but not many people do both."
Andy was Climbing Ranger at the Longs Peak Ranger Station (as was Chris Reveley, the previous FKT holder) so he has extremely valuable thoughts and advice for all of us:
"I've backed off more routes than I can remember ... everything has to be perfect."
And great stories about style, and what suits you and what doesn't:
"I'm not going to solo that technical route; I'm just going to run harder up the trail!"