Post by Peter Bakwin on Jul 27, 2010 15:16:12 GMT -5
Andrew Kromar has the record for the full 82 km of the Overland Track, 7h25m, set in the organized Cradle Mountain Run in 1996.
"The Cradle Mountain Run is a one day traverse of Tasmania's famous Cradle Mt to Lake St Clair Overland track. The beauty of this run is that it traverses wild alpine areas of Tasmania's Cradle Mt Lake St Clair National Park and World Heritage Area. The altitude of the track in several areas of the plateau is greater than 1000 metres, which by world standards is not high, but here is well above the tree line. This low tree line illustrates the exposure and harshness of conditions that can prevail even in summer." -- from the Cradle Mtn Run website
The Overland Track is certainly one of Australia's most famous treks. There is a popular 65 km option, which goes around the rim of Lake St Clair, but the Cradle Mountain Run covers the full 82 km. This event has been held annually in February since 1992. Andy Kromar set the course record in 1996 at 7h25m.