Best I can tell the record for the 5 kilometers to the top of the mountain is held by Adam Pinkston in 24:40 set back in the 90's. Does anyone have any info that backs this up or beats it? The course is from the gate at the bottom to the building on top, which is the course for the annual brasstown bald buster held in December.
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2012 14:01:09 GMT -5 by ptothec
I was at the Brasstown Bald Buster in 2011. The race director mentioned that the fastest time was 24 minutes (don't know the seconds). The guy that ran it ran about 15 min 5k on the track the week before. If you can track down the race director, you might get better confirmation.
Post by dogsfirebeer on Jun 18, 2016 18:01:06 GMT -5
Just did an effort up Brasstown Bald via the Jack's Knob trail (I'm saying the official start is at the trailhead sign), across the parking lot at the top, then up the paved path, finishing at the top of the wooden deck.
Who: Eli Dickerson from Atlanta, GA Date: Saturday, June 18th, 2016 Time of Day: 12:59pm start time Total Time: 38:26 (no stoppage) Strava link: www.strava.com/activities/613461219
Would love to see some more strong efforts posted on this route. I created a Strava segment for it, but only 12 folks have done it. Let's make it official and see how low we can get the time!
Post by gavinmckenzie on Jan 10, 2017 13:48:16 GMT -5
March 20th, 2016 - After a few days of peak-bagging I ran a decent early-season effort up and easy down via Arkaquah Trail. I had never been on the mountain or trail. I didn't know there was a paved path to the summit and missed it just before the summit. Because I was in a hurry to get to the summit, I just took the road. I was quickly turned around by a shuttle van driver. So, to make up the time I hustled over to it just behind the bathroom building. Trailhead to summit time: 1:09:13 ( www.strava.com/segments/8111213 ). I know this time can and will be considerably reduced. Just wanted to get something on the 'board' for it. The Georgia high point deserves that much.