Post by Peter Bakwin on Aug 13, 2017 19:53:51 GMT -5
Wikipedia: "Aneto is the highest mountain in the Pyrenees and in Aragon, and Spain's third-highest mountain, reaching a height of 3,404 metres (11,168 ft). It stands in the Spanish province of Huesca, the northernmost of all three Aragonese provinces, 4 miles south of the French border."
On 2 August 2017, Marc Pinsach ascended Aneto from the town of Benasque in a record time of 2h20m15s, beating the previous ascent FKT of 2h21m11s, set by Quico Soler during the 1999 Nike Aneto X-Treme Marathon. Pinsach's round trip time of 3h55m44s failed to beat the FKT of 3h52m14s set by Soler in the 1998 Nike Aneto X-Treme Marathon. In total, Pinsach covered a route of 37.6km and 2,250m elevation gain. Pinsach announced the accomplishment on Twitter (@pinsachmarc) with a short video. More information on these records is given here (in Spanish), with an interesting perspective on the role of glacial retreat during the last 20 years on this speed record (especially impacting the descent time).