Post by Peter Bakwin on Sept 30, 2010 13:08:12 GMT -5
Sherpa John Lacroix, Alan Bernier and Adam Wilcox have the FKT for all 12 summits, 6h35m, set July 9, 2009.
The Belknap Range is a small range of summits in southern New Hampshire, near Lake Winnipesaukee. The peaks range from 1660' to 2382'.
Sherpa John Lacroix gives much more information on the range in a trip report of his first Belknap-in-a-day trip, which he did with Alan Bernier, Dave Dunham and Kevin Tilton in 8h01m on November 12, 2007. The trip required roughly 23 miles of hiking, running and route finding. Lacroix returned to the range on July 9, 2009, with Alan Bernier and Adam Wilcox, and the trio set a new mark of 6h35m.
The Belknap Range is in my backyard, and I have traversed its 12 peaks a handful of times. My times have generally been around 4 hours, trailhead-to-last-peak. On July 17, 2015, I set a new PR of 3:50, beginning at Durrell Mountain Road and ending on the summit of Mt. Major. I then descended to the Mt. Major parking lot for a trailhead-to-trailhead time of 4:09. From there, I jogged and hiked back to my car on snowmobile trails and roads, around the southern end of the range.
The first split is the time from Durrell Mountain Road to the summit of Mt. Major. The second split is from the summit of Mt. Major to the Mt. Major parking lot. The final split is from the Mt. Major parking lot back to my car on Durrell Mountain Road.