Most if not all of us are familiar with the idiom “In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” If you read WildSnow, we hope you are turning the notch up a bit and ensuring other things are certain too. For eight seasons, and now 100 Episodes, Doug and Randy have been certain with their tempered yet consistent release schedule for Totally Deep. 1-100 is certainly a lot.
This 100th episode features the skier who recently busted down the Fasterst Known Time (FKT) doors for the round trip on Mt. Hood, Jack Kuenzle.
Kuenzle gives the FKT lowdown and reveals, in scientific terms, why it is that wearing underwear only and skimo gear was his ticket to ride. Note, Kuenzle’s choice of briefs are pretty ho-hum; they’re Champion, which means this fast cat must be a man of the people. Kuenzle ascended Mt. Hood in 1h 16m, with a roundtrip time of 1h 31m 31s. The total ascent for Mt. Hood from Timberline Lodge is 5,380′.
Kuenzle also provides insight into his recent speed ascent of Mt. Shasta during which he snapped both skis on the descent. This snafu occurred on a training mission. He later established the Mt.Shatsa roundtrip FKT on April 1 in a time of 1h 28m 58s
Thanks for listening and hanging in there until episode 100.
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