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tphubbard - Aug 26, 2006 10:09 am - Hasn't voted

Looks like a brilliant day out

Most excellent report - and photos. What shoes did you wear?


PellucidWombat - Aug 27, 2006 10:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks like a brilliant day out

Thanks! I wore 5.10 Insight cross-training shoes. I rubbed a small bit of skin off my right achilles tendon, but otherwise they worked perfectly. They also worked decently well in crampons - the crampons didn't rub my ankles as raw as they did with other shoes.


mpbro - Aug 26, 2006 1:20 pm - Voted 10/10


You're slippin from a Burdesque effort. You didn't even average 2 mph. ;-) Just kidding--what a trip, and trip report. I'd have been cowering in the bivy sack after 15 hours. You and Dirk need to try Black Kaweah as a dayhike now.


PellucidWombat - Aug 27, 2006 10:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: dude!

hehe, you know, I had planned on a timetable with 2mph as our minimum speed, which was why we were constantly behind after Bonney Pass. We actually averaged just under 4mph on the approach and about 2.5-3mph hiking out on the trail, but the cross-country took for ever!


diggity - Aug 26, 2006 11:44 pm - Voted 10/10

sweet effort

Good detail on the routes and it is quite informative for one that wants to do this at this time of year. Maybe not in a day! Burly!

Larry V

Larry V - Aug 27, 2006 3:21 am - Voted 10/10


That takes great physical conditioning, and perfect knees. I'm almost in disbelief on both counts. Congratulations on a great accomplishment.


PellucidWombat - Aug 27, 2006 10:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible

Thanks! Actually I've always had bad knees (made worse by ACL surgery), but the trail and cross-country allowed for a kind form in my stride :-D In fact, Mt Florence on Bob Burd's Sierra Challenge left me feeling much worse than this effort did, even though the distance and elevation gain were far less.


MountaingirlBC - Aug 27, 2006 6:53 am - Hasn't voted

you win

my last trip was only 22.5 hours. I think an extra hour would have killed me so kudos to you! Sounds like you guys kept up a bionic pace. I'm tired just reading it!


PellucidWombat - Aug 27, 2006 11:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: you win

Thanks! The trip was very wierd in that the next few days afterward I didn't feel all that sore or tired! I had also expected to be hallucinating a bit near the end (like I have in similarly tiring efforts), but I actually began feeling better as time went on on the trail, apart from my sore toes.


MoapaPk - Aug 27, 2006 10:57 am - Hasn't voted

sqrt(1 + (v/c)^2) ?

Did you account for relativistic effects in calculating the time?


marauders - Aug 27, 2006 8:20 pm - Voted 10/10

Fun read

Nice work. That was a blast to read. Best wishes on the WURL!


PellucidWombat - Aug 27, 2006 10:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fun read

ahh, bad news - Joel and I gave into laziness and backed off the WURL for the current trip. The idea of hanging out at the Salt Lake Roasting Co. and cragging in the Cottonwood Canyons were too tempting. Perhaps next year?


neoday - Aug 28, 2006 12:31 pm - Hasn't voted


Way to go, great write up, and excellent photos! Doing it in a day is amazing- way to go!


Alpinist - Aug 28, 2006 1:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Well done!

A nice rebuttal, and what a contrast, to my Gannett Peak, The Easy Way trip report. We took a more leisurely pace; 6 days. I tip my hat to you Mark!


RyanS - Aug 28, 2006 4:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Some great photos...

...taken from a Herculean effort. Way to go!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Aug 29, 2006 4:02 am - Hasn't voted


Simply amazing.
And I am extremely envious.
Nice job!


PellucidWombat - Aug 30, 2006 9:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing.

Thanks Bob, especially for the inspiration for attempting this trip :-D


cleopatra - Aug 30, 2006 1:40 am - Hasn't voted

you're nuts!

but you and joel had better give a slideshow! i did it in 3 days years ago, we climbed the rock on the left instead of the couloir 'cause i was scared of steep snow -


PellucidWombat - Aug 30, 2006 9:34 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: you're nuts!

hmm, nice idea! Let's arrange something for CHAOS. This weekend I should be finishing up my Alaska grant report of my time there in June, so perhaps we could arrange a joint showing?


KevinCraig - Sep 15, 2006 5:14 pm - Hasn't voted

Amazingly amazing!

Wow! Congrautlations on a super-human accomplishment! Way to go. Closest I've ever come the this was 21 hours of pretty continuous movement on Sir Donald, but that was nowhere near as much distance. Can't even begin to imagine how much your feet must have hurt at the end - though I've come to learn that is it's own sort of zen. Kudos dude!

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