Post by Peter Bakwin on Jul 13, 2015 20:07:02 GMT -5
Marjan Zupančič takes back the FKT, 7d8h10m, August-September 2015. Klemen Triler, 7d11h25m, August 2015. Marjan Zupančič, 7d14h44m, August 15-23, 2013. Klemen Triler, 8d14h45m, 2012.
The Slovenian Mountain Trail is a route of about 600km from Maribor to Ankaran. It covers most of the Slovenian mountain areas including Pohorje, Julian Alps, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Karavanke and the southwestern part of Slovenia. It is the oldest hiking track in Europe.
An interactive map of the route is here. It typically is done from NE to SW.
Klemen Triler and Marjan Zupančič have traded the FKT back and forth since Triler set the FKT at 8d14h45m in 2012. This video on Triler's run gives a sense of the variety of terrain along the route. Marjan Zupančič took the record down to 7d14h44m, August 15-23, 2013, and then Triler took it back 2 years later, 7d11h25m, as reported on this site (in Slovenian). This time the Triler's record lasted only about a month when Zupančič shaved 3h15m, running the route in 7d8h10m, as reported here.
A detailed description of a route is here (in Slovenian), with maps of each daily stage from Triler's run.
Thanks Petra Pirc for pointing out these records and translation of the information.