Grand Traverse Record Race

25 Mar 2014 22:21 #60022 by ghaznavid

If someone were to ever beat that record, it's ganna have to be by only a few minutes. Incredible!


If you watch the progression of the El Cap Nose speed record, it has often gone in big jumps. The current record is something like 20 minutes ahead of the previous best, and that is a record of something like 2h23 (when people started taking it seriously it was around 8 hours - amazing for 30+ pitches of tough climbing). Ok - I doubt the GT will get the same interest as the Nose, but my point is that - as impressive as this record is - it still might get smashed much like these 2 did to the existing record.

One of my favourite quotes is by the California Governor in the 19th century when he said that the Half Dome at Yosemite was a special peak because we know for a fact that no human will ever set foot on its summit. He was proved wrong within a few years...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
26 Mar 2014 07:12 #60026 by Stijn
Replied by Stijn on topic Grand Traverse Record Race
Record progression thus far:

105h39m (1999)
81h52m (2008) -23h47m
61h14m (2009) -20h38m
60h29m (2010) -00h45m
41h49m (2014) -18h40m

Something tells me we aren't going to see drops of close to 20 hours anymore!

Maybe we need to organize another DGT record race and invite the likes of Kilian Jornet! ;)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
26 Mar 2014 07:26 #60027 by JonWells
Replied by JonWells on topic Grand Traverse Record Race
Couldn't let this thread go without this pic :)

Please login or register to view the image attached to this post.

The following user(s) said Thank You: Serious tribe

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
26 Mar 2014 07:52 #60028 by AndrewP
Replied by AndrewP on topic Grand Traverse Record Race
Congrats guys, awesome achievement!!!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
26 Mar 2014 09:19 #60029 by ghaznavid
I see they made the front page of the Mercury today. Although it says they beat the record of 105h - good old reliable media...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
26 Mar 2014 16:22 #60032 by hikers delight
Congrats, what an achievement!!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
27 Mar 2014 08:11 #60038 by Clark
The following user(s) said Thank You: Serious tribe, Stijn, Selous, ruthtbl

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
More
27 Mar 2014 11:55 #60049 by Viking
Replied by Viking on topic Grand Traverse Record Race
The Witness newspaper report rekons that Red Bull specified the start and finish point and that the runners then determined their route. Hmmm!!
Great reporting as usual!! :dry: :dry:

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
27 Mar 2014 12:00 #60050 by ghaznavid

The Witness newspaper report rekons that Red Bull specified the start and finish point and that the runners then determined their route. Hmmm!!
Great reporting as usual!! :dry: :dry:


The Witness once interviewed me about wargames. The reporter physically watched a game, yet wrote in the report that it is a game played on a computer...

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
Powered by Kunena Forum