Drakensberg FKTs - Record of Times

22 Nov 2015 22:20 - 07 Nov 2021 17:30 #65856 by Stijn
I'd like to use this post to keep an updated record of GT times (following the rules set by the Raubenheimers in 1999). Please let me know if I've missed any...

41h49m - Ryno Griesel & Ryan Sandes (March 2014) - overall record
45h08m - Andrew Porter (May 2015) - solo record
60h29m - Ryno Griesel & Cobus van Zyl (April 2010)
61h14m - Andrew Porter (December 2009)
63h33m - Ryno Griesel & Linda Doke (March 2015) - mixed team record
64h29m - Ryno Griesel & Cobus van Zyl (March 2013)
73h34m - Andrew King & Zoog Haynes (November 2021)
78h58m - Graham Bird, Hanno Smit, Grant Ross & Robyn Kime (November 2014)
81h53m - Andrew Hagen & Stijn Laenen (December 2008)
81h55m - Luc Steens & Gideon Zadoks (February 2016)
91h55m - Stefan Wahl & Simon Marincowitz (October 2017)
92h15m - Brendon Ferrar (April 2016)
95h30m - Armand du Plessis (November 2019)
97h51m - Anouk Baars, Michael Baker & Sean MacFarlane (October 2020)
105h39m - Gavin Raubenheimer & Lawrie Raubenheimer (February 1999)
107h51m - Jonathan Newman & Andrew Porter (November 2015)
109h08m - Anne-Mummie Kirschenman & Kaj Derks (April 2017)
110h57m - Christine Harris & Carlos Gonzales (January 2010)
118h45m - Robyn Kime & Mike Owen (February 2014)
127h06m - Jonathan Newman & Mike Van Wyngaard (December 2016)
133h31m - Murray Steenkamp & Kevin Rodwell (March 2016)
146h36m - Stephen Child, Rian Botes & Mark Notter (April 2017)
157h11m - Laura Bannatyne & Fiona McIntosh (November 2008)
194h45m - Carel van Heerden, Gerrit Brink, Heather Wilson & Jonathan Slater (March 2016)
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30 Nov 2015 08:27 #66002 by tomridl
Hi Guys

This weekend I went up Champagne Castle (to the highest point at 3377m) from Monk's Cowl via Grey's Pass and back in 8:28:38. I can't find any other records for Champagne Castle, has anyone else done it faster? This time could probably be almost 2 hours faster if some really fast guys like Ryan and Ryno give it a go though!

Link to Strava event here.
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30 Nov 2015 10:40 #66005 by AndrewP
Hello tomridl

Good going. An FKT for Champagne Castle makes sense. I have gone fast but have always thrown in other stuff at the same time for a slower overall time.

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20 Dec 2015 15:40 - 20 Dec 2015 16:23 #66196 by Stijn
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22 Dec 2015 14:27 #66205 by Blaker
I know Iain Don-Wauchope did a "little" training run up Champagne, via Grays Pass and back down Ship's Prow in 07:45 last year. In his words "2,5hrs to top of Grays, 1hr explore on top, 1/2 hour across to Ships Prow, 2hrs down Ship's Prow and 1:45 contour path, Sphinx and back to Monks Cowl"!! That's pretty impressive :)

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14 Jan 2016 14:17 #66476 by ChrisPatient
Here's a short and sweet FKT in the Little Berg for you speed freaks:

The Cavern Resort to Sugarloaf and back in 1 hour 10 mins.

It should be possible to break the hour.
The Sugarloaf is the conical little peak on the skyline above The Cavern Berg resort which hosts the run- the -berg event www.runtheberg.co.za/the-trails/

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14 Jan 2016 14:27 #66479 by ghaznavid
You should recce the route first though - if you don't take Sugarloaf Gap, Cavern Gap will be much slower. I did a loop up Cavern Gap up Sugarloaf and down Sugarloaf Gap with Bugs a few years back. A very scenic morning trip. Can also be done as a nice picnic/hike route to take the kids on.

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14 Jan 2016 15:00 #66480 by ChrisPatient
Yes. Absolutely. Thats a great little loop with the Sugarloaf as a beautiful summit.
For my FKT however I went up and back Sugarloaf Gap.

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23 Apr 2016 17:01 #67959 by Rhinoandhedgehog
I am very surprized that Cathedral Peak is not mentioned here, my father used to say a 2h30 assent was possible with return by morning tea (11h00).I believe this is very achievable. But I would hope to be back by lunch time. ;)
Also worth noting is Tryme Hill Dad said he could do it 30mins thats a very fast time.

Any one with any more info on these two?
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23 Apr 2016 17:41 #67960 by kbresler
What is the existing FKT for Cathedral Peak, if any?

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