Self-Powered Longs Peak Project


With Longs Peak being of close-enough proximity to Boulder to ride to by bike and back, the mountain has been a long-term focus of mine in the realm of Longs Peak duathlons.

Summiting Longs Peak, every month of the year in succession by a different route is the Longs Peak Project. Adding an approach to the trailhead and back from Boulder, CO is the currently unrealized Self-Powered Longs Peak Project.

Some notable firsts, accomplishments and interesting facts:

  • Most Lifetime Longs Peak Duathlons: dozens
  • First Known Winter Longs Peak Duathlon: 3/12/14
  • Most Winter Longs Peak Duathlons: 6
  • Most Varied Routes used to Summit during a Longs Peak Duathlon:
  • FKT Longs Peak Duathlon via Keyhole, strictly following the trail (no shortcuts below treeline): 9h58m, 8/10/2015
  • First/Only/Fastest Known Longs Peak Duathlon Radical Slam (Radical Slam summits Longs Peak as well as Estes Cone, Battle Mountain, Mt. Lady Washington, Storm Peak, Pagoda Mountain, and Mt. Meeker): 7/19/2014
  • Most Longs Duathlon Radical Slams: 3;
  • First to complete the Longs Peak Duathlon from each of the three main trailheads:
    Wild Basin (4/12/2017),
    East Longs TH (6/1/13),
    Glacier Gorge (11/9/2016)
  • Closest to finishing the Self Powered Longs Peak Project: (summit Longs Peak by a different route, for every month of the year, open project) in 2016:
    • August: Cables
    • September: Keyhole
    • October: Radical Slam
    • November: Trough Direct to Southwest Ridge
  • Current Self-Powered Longs Peak Project Progress (2019):
    • January: Keyhole
    • February: Cables
    • March: Loft
  • First to tick a Duathlon in every month of the year (lifetime)
  • Longest time to summit Longs Peak by bike, leaving and returning to the same location: 34+ days, 2014; 60+ days; 2017