Post by Peter Bakwin on Nov 5, 2009 21:06:19 GMT -5
Matt Kirk holds the record for the SB6K at 4d14h38m, set in May 2010.
The "South Beyond 6000" (SB6K) is a program of the Carolina Mountain Club and the Tennessee Eastman Hiking & Canoeing Club "to encourage hikers to climb the 40 peaks over 6000 feet in the Southern Appalachians" of North Carolina and Tennessee. Speed records have been established by linking all the peaks on foot. This requires summitting 40 peaks, 15 of which are unmarked and untrailed, and connecting the peaks on foot, which adds up to roughly 260 miles of trekking.
"Cave Dog" Ted Keizer set the speed record for the SB6K, 4d23h28m, set June 15-20, 2003. His site has detailed information and splits from the trip.
In the summer of 2009, Rebekah Trittipoe, Anne Lunblad and Jenny Anderson, of Team Inov-8, established a women's mark of 6d13h31m. Detailed information from their trip is on their blog. The map below is from an article in the Ashville Citizen-Times about the trip.
Matt Kirk smashed Cave Dog's time by doing the SB6K in 4d14h38m, May 26-30, 2010.