Backpacker Radio Episode #20: The Real Hiking Viking on His Colorado Trail FKT Attempt
Reoccurring guest The Real Hiking Viking joins the Turmeric Team to chat about his recent attempt at an FKT (fastest known time) on the Colorado Trail. The interview kicks off with a short discussion we had before he left for his yo-yo hike- to get a feel for his nerves going into this ambitious undertaking. We chat about what ultimately went wrong (spoiler alert), what he would do differently in his future attempt, and FKT culture and requirements. The show ends with the unveiling of a new series, “The Triple Crown of…”, where we showcase the things that can most fuck up a hiker’s day on trail.
Subjects discussed in today’s episode include:
- Sawyer 30 SPF Sunscreen 1 oz. tubes
- What food Jabba carried on his attempt
- Jabba’s overloaded pack (below)
- What gear was carried
- Mountain Smith Jabba (official name TBD)
- What improvements would be made for next time
- Trans Adirondack Route
- The Barkley Marathons
- GPS Trackers for FKTs
- The FKT governing website
- Triple Crown of things that fuck up your day
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