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speed record [TR] Mt. Olympus Speed Record - 7/31/2007

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Congrats!!! I was one of the "party of 6" you saw that day--actually we were 7 :). You certainly were cranking out miles and I was jealous of your teeny pack. Glad you made it, what an awesome day to climb!

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Jessbee, glad you had a great time on the mountain as well!

 

Hydration: No filter. I started with a 2L Hydration bladder, refilling at a stream on the slabs just before the ascent to Snow Dome.

 

Footwear: Trail runners from the North Bend Factory Stores.

 

Camera: The 3.5 year old Nikon 5600 has been great for scenery shots; light and simple. The new Nikons with greater MPs and features are tempting though.

 

Wonderland: I have thought about it, but I only want to do it when I feel adequately prepared to do 94 miles very fast, which is not yet.

 

 

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i am without speech...

 

nice one! this definitely tops any of my puny efforts. please take me on the next one. I can just grab one of your pack straps when i start to wither.

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Nice job!

 

What did the ranger have to say, prior to your start and then upon return?

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The ranger was very supportive prior to the start, telling me conditions were great and I should go get it. After the climb, he congratulated me.

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Leor,

 

Wow, way to choose your own ultras this summer! What most of us can only dream about, you can pull off.

 

What a killer summer you had, in spite of the WA weather (with your day trip abilities, the weather is not fast enough to catch you out...).

 

I wish I had some perspective on mountain running, but you are so far out beyond what I've ever done. Back in 1977 I [rope-]soloed the direct N Ridge of Stuart (w/o gendarme), but managed to crush my foot in a loose talus field when descending the NW Buttress. That was the start and end of my "mountain running". So I guess all I can say is don't go down that NW Buttress!

 

Thanks for sharing.

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Amazing work, Leor - very cool to see how fast a trip like Oly can go. I spent four days up there at the end of July, so mentally a sub-12 hour is just insanity defined. Very inspirational, keep it up!

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