George 6 Peaks FKT

George 6 Peaks FKT

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Hi, i lost my pair of sunglasses on the long route climb up to George peak yesterday. Hope someone found it..
Friday, last week, I hiked as far as 2km away from Cradock Peak...was amazing...😄
Thank you so much for organising such an amazing challenge. Your passion, attention to detail and your genuine love for the sport, are like a bright beacon. Your care for the runners is beyond compare. Thank you.
Daar is atlete wat wonder waar hul die foto’s kan kry....ek deel graag my fb link.
The First Peak - Vensterberg was summited in 54 min!

The guys are looking good and feeling strong on their way to Losberg. After that its a quick trot up to Montagu pass, where they will have their 1st seconding station to refuel.

Feel free to track them on the following link:
https://geoi.co.za/track/

#George6Peaks
The George 6 Peaks Challenge has officially begun for this brave group below!

At 03:38 the guys headed off to start their ascent of Vensterberg to summit their First Peak - to be followed by the following 5 peaks to complete the challenge:

• Losberg
• Cradock Peak
• George Peak
• Tierkop
• Groenkop

Please go to the following link if you would like to live track them during the day:

https://geoi.co.za/track/

#George6Peaks
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This challenge entails summitting 6 of George's most popular peaks in one day, and moving on foot between the various peaks from the start to the finish.

The George 6 Peaks FKT-

Started as a pipe-dream between two friends having a few beers after running the Knysna Marathon. Fast forward a few months, the idea was casually mentioned again over a breakfast: "let me know when", followed by "how about Monday?" and without thinking too much, a commitment was made to tackle it 3 days later, on a Christmas day, 2017. The evening before D-day the route w

Operating as usual

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 04/09/2021

George 6 peaks was abuzz with action today!
3 first timers and 2 experienced athletes took on the gruelling route today - all achieving success!💪

The times were as follows:

Tania Erasmus [8:47]
Eddie Mouton [8:47]
Marais Kruger [10:52]
Nichol du Toit [10:55]
Melani du Toit [11:59]

This was the first time Melani, Nichol and Marais took on the route! Tania - a 6 Peaks veteran - improved her previous time with almost 2 hours!!

Well done to all of you legends, and welcome to the 6 peaks club!

George FKT's
Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR)
George Tourism

#George6PeaksFKT #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6PeaksFKT #georgetourism #CityofGeorge #georgetrails

10/08/2021

Our next 6 peaks group attempt will be on 25 September 2021. If you would like to join please sign up on https://linktr.ee/georgefkt or Whatsapp for more info🤙

George FKT's
Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR)
George Tourism

#George6PeaksFKT #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6PeaksFKT #georgetourism #CityofGeorge #georgetrails

Our next 6 peaks group attempt will be on 25 September 2021. If you would like to join please sign up on https://linktr.ee/georgefkt or Whatsapp for more info🤙

George FKT's
Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR)
George Tourism

#George6PeaksFKT #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6PeaksFKT #georgetourism #CityofGeorge #georgetrails

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 07/08/2021

The crew are thru Montague and on the railway. Thanks to @roost_plett @doughgetters_group @roost_plett and @elixinolsa for supporting our runners.

#George6PeaksFKT #6peaks #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #Time2Peak #FKT #GardenCity #GeorgeFKT #TrailRunning

07/08/2021

Wishing our next group, 6 happy summits ahead. It's not going to be smooth sailing, it never is on this route but enjoy every bit of our spectacular mountains.
George Tourism
#George6PeaksFKT #6peaks #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #Time2Peak #FKT #GardenCity #GeorgeFKT #TrailRunning #georgetourism #cityofgeorge #georgetrails

Wishing our next group, 6 happy summits ahead. It's not going to be smooth sailing, it never is on this route but enjoy every bit of our spectacular mountains.
George Tourism
#George6PeaksFKT #6peaks #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #Time2Peak #FKT #GardenCity #GeorgeFKT #TrailRunning #georgetourism #cityofgeorge #georgetrails

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 28/06/2021

On Sunday Jana Van Houwelingen posted the 3rd fastest ladies time on the 6 Peaks FKT in time of 8 hours 4min and 44 seconds!
She was joined by Eddie Mouton who completed his 6th 6 Peaks FKT and in the process earned his permanent number #1 for completing 6 x 6 Peaks.
Kuyler Geldenhuys also stretched his legs on the day and joined them for the first 2 Peaks.⛰🤠

Great to see you guys out there putting solid efforts in💪Well done

#trailrunning #george6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6peaksFKT #GTRcommunity #Georgepeak

George 6 Peaks FKT 1 may 2021 17/06/2021

George 6 Peaks FKT 1 may 2021

Awesome video by Gary Britz of their 6 peaks run a few weeks ago😁

To be a part of the next group attempt, please inbox us for more info and updates!

#trailrunning #george6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6peaksFKT #GTRcommunity #Georgepeak

George 6 Peaks FKT 1 may 2021

01/05/2021

Special mention to Bruce Arnett who has finished his first #george6peaksFKT in a time of 6hrs 41min and is on his way back on route to do the double. Yes you heard that correctly, he is #doingthedouble!

Well done mate, that's a solid time for a #6peaksFKT, let alone on a double effort.

📸 @zaneschmahl
#trailrunning #george6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6peaksFKT #GTRcommunity #Georgepeak #doingthedouble

Special mention to Bruce Arnett who has finished his first #george6peaksFKT in a time of 6hrs 41min and is on his way back on route to do the double. Yes you heard that correctly, he is #doingthedouble!

Well done mate, that's a solid time for a #6peaksFKT, let alone on a double effort.

📸 @zaneschmahl
#trailrunning #george6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6peaksFKT #GTRcommunity #Georgepeak #doingthedouble

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 01/05/2021

You couldn't capture happier faces. Is #george6peaksFKT on your list? Add it!

📸 @zaneschmahl

#trailrunning #george6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6peaksFKT #GTRcommunity #GeorgePeak

01/05/2021

Runners have you tried @elixinolsa yet?

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #MountainCommunity #outdooradventures #Time2Peak #runsteepgethigh #gardenroutesouthafrica #MountCo

Runners have you tried @elixinolsa yet?

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #MountainCommunity #outdooradventures #Time2Peak #runsteepgethigh #gardenroutesouthafrica #MountCo

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 01/05/2021

Some great pics from this morning. Follow our runners here:
http://tracking.georgefkt.co.za/6peaks/

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #MountainCommunity #outdooradventures #Time2Peak #runsteepgethigh #gardenroutesouthafrica #MountCo

01/05/2021

Today's group of runners out on the route. Have a great run guys and girls.

@TheHemprunner
@kurtshaunphillips
@timeve94
@lisakathryn_pringle
@elaancoetzee
@rockrabbitsports
@meistermf
@ampievorster
@follow_anderson
@johnapril526

#trailrunning #george6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6peaksFKT #GTRcommunity #Georgepeak

Today's group of runners out on the route. Have a great run guys and girls.

@TheHemprunner
@kurtshaunphillips
@timeve94
@lisakathryn_pringle
@elaancoetzee
@rockrabbitsports
@meistermf
@ampievorster
@follow_anderson
@johnapril526

#trailrunning #george6peaksFKT #challengeyourself #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6peaksFKT #GTRcommunity #Georgepeak

Timeline Photos 01/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Join us for an Fun and Social #Elevation Challenge in George over the weekend of 9 to 11 April 2021💥
The route will consists of laps of the George Peak VK trail. 🗻💪
Each lap is 8km in distance and 1100m of ascent/descent.
You can be seconded at the start/finish of each lap.🏖🥪☕🍻
Please sign up on this link if you would like to join as a runner or supporter.🤠🐐
https://forms.gle/BpE2QdQ1xEN1QNV68

#Everesting #EverestingChallenge #kiliclimb #Kiliklim #bergskaap #malbok #Stratos #MarianaTrenching #GTRtrails #GeorgeVK #GeorgeFKT #GeorgeFKTs #time2peak #KlimTotJyHuil #outeniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 21/03/2021

Reflecting on a massive demonstration of grit, toughness and sheer determination yesterday during the George 6 Peaks FKT 💪

Well done to everyone who completed the 6Peaks FKT and to Amri and Chris for completing a #Double and setting up a new FKT time in the process😎🍾

Thanks @Emma Rorke for capturing the day so well and to Roost Plett for the amazing eats🤙

#George6PeaksFKT #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6PeaksFKT #GTRcommunity #GeorgeFKT #Roost

📷 Elrorke Photography

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 21/03/2021

Congrats to Chris and Amri on #doingthedouble and setting a new FKT in the process, with a time of
🟢🟢🟢19hrs 19min 41seconds 🟢🟢🟢
A seriously impressive feat on a course like this! Well done champs 👊

#dothedouble #george6peaksFKT #george6peaksFKTdouble

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 20/03/2021

A few pics at random of today's #6Peakers

#6peaksFKT #George6peaksFKT #OuteniquaMountains #mountainsarecalling #grit #Time2Peak #trailrunning #MountCo #MountainCommunity #morningforit

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 20/03/2021

Refuelling is an important part of this game.

#6peaksFKT #George6peaksFKT #OuteniquaMountains #mountainsarecalling #grit #Time2Peak #trailrunning #MountCo #MountainCommunity

20/03/2021

That's it folks. Vensterberg, #peak1. Looking tame in the morning light but certainly not when you're on it.

#baptismoffire #6peaksFKT #George6peaksFKT #OuteniquaMountains #mountainsarecalling #grit #Time2Peak #trailrunning #MountCo #MountainCommunity

That's it folks. Vensterberg, #peak1. Looking tame in the morning light but certainly not when you're on it.

#baptismoffire #6peaksFKT #George6peaksFKT #OuteniquaMountains #mountainsarecalling #grit #Time2Peak #trailrunning #MountCo #MountainCommunity

20/03/2021

Lots of happy faces taking on #george6peaksFKT.
Goodluck all, wishing you an awesome and successful day in our mountains ⛰

#6peaksFKT #George6peaksFKT #OuteniquaMountains #mountainsarecalling #grit #Time2Peak #trailrunning #MountCo #MountainCommunity

Lots of happy faces taking on #george6peaksFKT.
Goodluck all, wishing you an awesome and successful day in our mountains ⛰

#6peaksFKT #George6peaksFKT #OuteniquaMountains #mountainsarecalling #grit #Time2Peak #trailrunning #MountCo #MountainCommunity

11/03/2021

We have a small group attempting 6 Peaks on 20 March. If you would like to join please PM us🤟

#George6PeaksFKT #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6PeaksFKT

The Mountain Community
George FKT's
Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR)

We have a small group attempting 6 Peaks on 20 March. If you would like to join please PM us🤟

#George6PeaksFKT #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #GTRtrails #GardenCity #OuteniquaMountains #6PeaksFKT

The Mountain Community
George FKT's
Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR)

08/02/2021

THE GEORGE 6 PEAKS FKT

We are living in a time where substantial levels of anxiety and uncertainty is at the order of day, sniping and sneering at us from every conceivable direction. A time where our hunger for physical and mental wellbeing is pushing us further and harder towards life changing outdoor pursuits, mitigating the harsh realities of this modern world we’ve been hurled into.

Mountain running has offered me an unrivalled level of freedom, hard to find, at times stroking the ego but more often than not blasting it into oblivion with the Outeniqua mountains the arena, and the George 6 PEAKS course the master of ceremonies.

This mesmerizing route is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. It’s harsh terrain and breathtaking vista’s matched only by the warm and motivating spirit of the local trail community. This place will leave you with a sense of confidence and elation hard to quantify, personal growth, inevitable. I owe a lot to the Graden route trail community, these mountains, it’s people, and this spellbinding route, the George 6 PEAKS FKT has tested me to the further reaches of my athletic ability and today I am not only a better athlete, but a better human being for it.

Roelof Mostert

Elite Cape Town based endurance athlete.

📷 Zane Schmahl

THE GEORGE 6 PEAKS FKT

We are living in a time where substantial levels of anxiety and uncertainty is at the order of day, sniping and sneering at us from every conceivable direction. A time where our hunger for physical and mental wellbeing is pushing us further and harder towards life changing outdoor pursuits, mitigating the harsh realities of this modern world we’ve been hurled into.

Mountain running has offered me an unrivalled level of freedom, hard to find, at times stroking the ego but more often than not blasting it into oblivion with the Outeniqua mountains the arena, and the George 6 PEAKS course the master of ceremonies.

This mesmerizing route is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. It’s harsh terrain and breathtaking vista’s matched only by the warm and motivating spirit of the local trail community. This place will leave you with a sense of confidence and elation hard to quantify, personal growth, inevitable. I owe a lot to the Graden route trail community, these mountains, it’s people, and this spellbinding route, the George 6 PEAKS FKT has tested me to the further reaches of my athletic ability and today I am not only a better athlete, but a better human being for it.

Roelof Mostert

Elite Cape Town based endurance athlete.

📷 Zane Schmahl

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 06/02/2021

A throwback to this morning, when the legs were still fresh and the sun wasn't as brazen ☀️☀️☀️

#George6PeaksFKT #GTRtrails #Time2Peak #MountainCommunity #OuteniquaMountains #viewfromthetop #mountainsarecalling #gardenroutesouthafrica

06/02/2021

3hr 56min 40s is the time for @roelof_mostert at Cradock ✅. It's a scorcher of a day out there, making a tough route tougher.

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

3hr 56min 40s is the time for @roelof_mostert at Cradock ✅. It's a scorcher of a day out there, making a tough route tougher.

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

06/02/2021

Stoke is high. Not surprising, it's a beautiful day for it. Losberg ✅

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

Stoke is high. Not surprising, it's a beautiful day for it. Losberg ✅

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

06/02/2021

Stoke is high. Losberg ✅

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

Stoke is high. Losberg ✅

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 06/02/2021

Vensterberg ✅ our runners posting various times up to the top and on their way to the next peak of the day, #Losberg.

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

06/02/2021

Stoke is high. Losberg ✅

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

Stoke is high. Losberg ✅

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

Photos from George 6 Peaks FKT's post 06/02/2021

Vensterberg ✅ our runners posting various times up to the top and on their way to the next peak of the day, #Losberg.

#george6peaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

06/02/2021

Good morning #6peakers.

#George6PeaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

Good morning #6peakers.

#George6PeaksFKT #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

George 6 Peaks FKT updated their information in their About section. 22/01/2021

George 6 Peaks FKT updated their information in their About section.

George 6 Peaks FKT updated their information in their About section.

24/12/2020

Welcome to the #George6PeaksFKT club Nicky Booyens !
She was accompanied by Ruan van der Merwe - the most experienced 6 Peaks runner to date, having completed the full 6 peaks route for his 5th time today🙌 #6PeaksLegend

They completed the route in 9 hours 36 minutes and 37 seconds.

#6peaksFKT #GTRtrails #Time2Peak #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity
Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR)
George FKT's

Welcome to the #George6PeaksFKT club Nicky Booyens !
She was accompanied by Ruan van der Merwe - the most experienced 6 Peaks runner to date, having completed the full 6 peaks route for his 5th time today🙌 #6PeaksLegend

They completed the route in 9 hours 36 minutes and 37 seconds.

#6peaksFKT #GTRtrails #Time2Peak #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity
Garden Route Trailrunning (GTR)
George FKT's

22/12/2020

NEW GEORGE 6 PEAKS FKT!!

Jacques Buys has just set a new George 6 Peaks FKT in a time of 5 Hours 15 Minutes and 55 Seconds!🍾💪

He improved on Ruan's time of 5 hours and 28 minutes and now more than ever we believe a #sub5 is possible on this route.😎

Well done on a fantastic run today Jacques, we hope to see you back again soon, pushing the limits like you did today.🤙

#George6peaksFKT #6PeaksSub6 #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #Time2Peak #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

NEW GEORGE 6 PEAKS FKT!!

Jacques Buys has just set a new George 6 Peaks FKT in a time of 5 Hours 15 Minutes and 55 Seconds!🍾💪

He improved on Ruan's time of 5 hours and 28 minutes and now more than ever we believe a #sub5 is possible on this route.😎

Well done on a fantastic run today Jacques, we hope to see you back again soon, pushing the limits like you did today.🤙

#George6peaksFKT #6PeaksSub6 #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #Time2Peak #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

21/12/2020

FKT ATTEMPT ANNOUNCEMENT

Tomorrow Jacques Buys will attempt the George 6 Peaks FKT!

Let's see how close he can get to the current FKT holder Ruan van der Merwe's time of 5 hours and 28 minutes.😎

After watching Jacques improve the George VK FKT time with more than 2 minutes last week....we cannot wait to #DotWatch!!

Starting time is 4:30, good luck!!
You can follow his progress on our various social media platforms.
Instagram and Facebook: @george6peaksfkt
Live tracking: www.gtrtrails.run/tracking

📷 Zane Schmahl

#George6peaksFKT #6PeaksSub6 #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #Time2Peak #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

FKT ATTEMPT ANNOUNCEMENT

Tomorrow Jacques Buys will attempt the George 6 Peaks FKT!

Let's see how close he can get to the current FKT holder Ruan van der Merwe's time of 5 hours and 28 minutes.😎

After watching Jacques improve the George VK FKT time with more than 2 minutes last week....we cannot wait to #DotWatch!!

Starting time is 4:30, good luck!!
You can follow his progress on our various social media platforms.
Instagram and Facebook: @george6peaksfkt
Live tracking: www.gtrtrails.run/tracking

📷 Zane Schmahl

#George6peaksFKT #6PeaksSub6 #6peaksFKT #MountCo #GTRtrails #Time2Peak #OuteniquaMountains #GardenCity #GTRcommunity

The birth of the George 6-Peaks FKT

The George 6 Peaks FKT started as a pipe-dream between two friends having a few beers after running the Knysna Marathon. Fast forward a few months, the idea was casually mentioned again over a breakfast: "let me know when", followed by "how about Monday?" and without thinking too much, a commitment was made to tackle it 3 days later, on a Christmas day, 2017. The evening before D-day the route was discussed together with a few other logistical hurdles and I reckon we all went to bed thinking “what did I just get myself into”.

After the first attempt, we were awestruck by the day’s achievement. We knew it was possible (judging from the stats on paper) but what we didn’t know was how possible. Having such an amazing experience we wanted to share it with people. We made a pact to run it every year at least once. Be it to try and set a new time or simply just paying our respect to the mountains, “Trail running tax” if you will. Only this time, we invite as many people as possible.

After the second year’s attempt we wanted to grow the concept even more and so the beginning of the Training runs and Mass Start. The story continues...

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The 2017 Route that was used to set the first George 6 Peaks FKT.

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