Well, it’s been a year without a single update to this blog.
A year not without upward action and fun things accomplished, however!
A brief review of 2014:
- a little more street running
- some more trail running
- a Spring trip to Mt Whitney with snow (unsummited but a great night out at Trail Camp)
- summer hiking with Jim for acclimatization in the southern Sierra Nevada followed by climbs with a guide up Whitney (East Buttress) and nearby Russell (Fishhook bypass)
- fine weather in CH for a week accompanied by Glynis with some very good hiking and virtuous vertical-rise accumulation
- more training in the Fall, with a particular focus on doing Tammany quickly.
Getting back to Tammany then: today, a record-breaking time with a bottom-to-top-to-bottom time of under 50 minutes. Standard route except for classic mid-point short-cut. Best time to date.
Future working points/improvement potential: primarily on the ascent — minutes can be shaved with more work. About 28 minutes today.
Followed today’s Tammany single up/down with some climbing at the Gravity Vault Chatham.
A great day, for which thanks are given!
Optimal gear: see this — never better!