Post by Peter Bakwin on Aug 19, 2015 9:22:17 GMT -5
Simon Donato and Ryan Atkins did the traverse in 10h25m on July 30, 2015.
The Mount Rundle Traverse is a 25km traverse over 11 summits of Rundle Ridge near Canmore, Alberta. It goes at a maximum technical grade of about 5.5 (YDS) on notoriously rotten rock.
Previous FKT holder Dow Williams wrote this about the Mount Rundle Traverse on summitpost.com: "an unpublished and often gossiped about objective, but who has really done it? I have never actually met anyone who really did but ran into plenty of folks who thought they knew someone who did." He added: "How long is it? How many peaks must you surmount? If you really need to ask those questions, perhaps you should give it a pass." Williams reported completing the Traverse in "13 hours +/-" from the Goat Creek parking lot to the Banff Springs Hotel.