FKT Attempts We're Tracking

FKT attempts we're tracking right now. (Tap each to expand.)

  • You do not need to inform us in advance (except for Premier Routes).
  • We do suggest you post your intentions in a comment on the route page.
  • Live tracking is optional, and we’ll only add it to this “Tracking Now” area for efforts expected to be longer than 24 hours (you can also post your tracker info in comments on the route).
  • Our 10 Premier Routes (see Guidelines) require you to announce your attempt in advance, and live tracking is strongly recommended.
Nathan Longhurst on Sierra Peak Section (SPS) (CA, NV)
Complete - New FKT!

35.7288, -118.2127

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - New FKT!

Updates are being posted to this excellent website:  https://www.sps2022.com/

Kristian Morgan on Appalachian Trail (AT)
Complete - no FKT

34.626652, -84.193899

Start date:
Style: Supported
Status: Complete - no FKT

Kristian Morgan with the support of Gun Section and Iceman will aim to set a new FKT heading NoBo on the Appalachian trail starting 4am June 1st 2022. Live Tracking can be found here… https://linktr.ee/kristianmorgan

 

Simen Holvik on In the footsteps of Pheidippides (Greece)
Complete - New FKT!
Athlete: Simen Holvik
Start date:
Style: Self-supported
Status: Complete - New FKT!

I will start at this project this Saturday (July 2nd. ) at 06:00 local time. 

You can read more about my project here. https://medium.com/pheidippides 

Tracking: https://map.racetracker.no/?race=footsteps_2022

Joe "Stringbean" McConaughy on John Muir Trail (CA)
Complete - New FKT!

36.585969431485, -118.24181739069

Start date:
Style: Unsupported
Status: Complete - New FKT!

Weather is crazy with some big storms hitting tomorrow. I'll be starting southbound. Francois D'Haene's supported record is 2d19h26m and Aurelian Sanchez's record is 3d3h55m. More info here. Thunderstorms and rain for the remainder of the week could disrupt my effort, but I have my permits and am going to give it a go.

 

I'm getting a ride to the trailhead tomorrow morning with a friend and will make a game-time decision if I am starting around 9am or if I am going to start at night after 10pm to avoid rain.

 

I have about 15,000 calories packed up for the trip and am feeling okay. I spent about 15 days guiding backpacking trips, so I feel quite acclimated. However, I tweaked my ankle about 5 days ago and the rain is a little discouraging. But I'm ready to give it a go :)

 

Tracking: share.garmin.com/stringbean