Who doesn’t love an endurance challenge? We invite you to try your hand at something listed below. Send us a link to your trip report when you are done and we will add you to the finisher list!  The goal for these is usually to move as fast as possible – but safety and fun should come first. We ask that all participants follow the principals outlined in Peter Bakwin’s Fastest Known Time site in terms of documenting their attempt.

Our Challenges

  • Kathmandu Valley Rim Trail
    • Lizzy Hawker in March 2016, accompanied for parts but otherwise self-supported. Added some distance to what Seth Wolpin had done prior by going out to closer to Dhulikhel. 35h39m22s.  Proboard Report
    • Seth Wolpin in November 2015, paced for most of last 24 hours but otherwise self-supported in 49:55 hours: Planning Post | Trip Report | Proboard Report
  • Annapurna Circuit
    • Start in Besisahar – finish in Naya Pul and follow New Annapurna Trekking Trails.
      • Leuteris Paraskeuas of 2d20h22m (68:22). Solo, self-supported, route unclear except starting/finishing in Besi to Nayapul.  Report on Trail Running Nepal.
      • November, 2017: Women’s Solo Self-Supported FKT: Suzanne (Sunny) Stroeer  in 3 days, 23 hours and 39 minutes. Besisahar to Naya Pul. Details published here.
        • Patricia Franco and Taylor in fall 2016. Pair self-supported from Besi to Nayapul. Went around in ‘four days, fourteen hours, and 45 minutes’  (110:45 hours) Trip Report | Proboard Report
      • Seth Wolpin in 2014 solo self-supported from Besi to Nayapul following New Annapurna Trekking Trails including northern alternative route from Muktinath to Kagbeni: 72:04 hours. Trip Report |Proboard Report
  • Manaslu Circuit
    • Start in Arragat and finish in Besi-Sahar.
      • Pair self-supported Sudeep Kandel and Seth Wolpin 2015, 86:40hrs. Trip Report
  • Dissing Stegosaurus’s Butte Loop (Pacific Northwest)
    • Start and Finish is at the Middle Fork Trailhead outside Seattle, WA. Find your own way between Hi-Low and Nordrum Lakes. Completed Summer 2017 by Stephanie Gundel, Dan Letz, John Fiddler, and Seth Wolpin in ~14 hours?
Dissing the Stegosaurus
Dissing the Stegosaurus’s Butte

Other Challenges/Craziness of Interest

What are we missing? If you know of a cool challenge we should be listing here, please let us know!