Mar 15, 2020
#90 - FKT on the Huemul Circuit | Renée Hamel, El Chalten, Patagonia, Argentina [ENGLISH]
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Renée Hamel is a Canadian ultra running post woman. We met in a camping site in El Chaltén, Argentina and decided to do the classic Huemul Circuit together. Since we both like to run we ended up setting an official "FKT" (Fastest Known Time) on the route. The circuit is normally done in four days, starting and ending in Chaltén. It's around 70km with about 3000m elevation gain. It's an unforgiving terrain with zip lines for river crossings, glaciers, patagonian weather, beautiful mountain passes, great scrambling and some awesome single track. It's got it all!

Official time
We ended up breaking the record by no more than 10 minutes(!) with an official time of 14h 3m 11s. Hear all about it in this edition of the NEDA podcast.

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