Karl generated a lot of interest on this sight when he tried to set the record for the AT. I thought this might be of interest to the folks here. My friend (I say friend even though we are really just acquaintances because everyone he meets he treats as an instant friend), Mats Roing is going to do a north to south Direttissima of the New Hampshire 4000 Footers. He did this last year, too. Basically, this means he will do them all continuously, hiking the distance between mountains as well, with no support, carrying all he needs.
You can follow Mats starting Friday from here:
All I can say about these guys is "WOW" to have that kind of stamina is amazing. Of course until I got hurt, Joe and I were planning a 6 month hike on the AT south to north. Hopefully it is still somewhere in the future
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Haha. Now there's a guy who needs a professional psychiatrist. What a grueling ordeal that would be.
Still, I suppose it would be kinda fun. In an arghh-my-legs-how-can-anything-hurt-this-much kinda way.....
And what did you do, ma'am? Hope it wasn't our beloved Whites that injured you?
i just hope to be in that kind of shape one day. Probably never will be. I'm amazed and a bit envious.
I've never met Mats but he seems to be a really good guy. Hopefully the weather cooperates.
The 4000 footer club history says that a Direttissima has been done before, but maybe not more than once. This is an amazing undertaking. Best of luck to Mats in making it happen again.