Alex King


Living in the heart of the Cascades, my athletic focus for the past few years has been going for FKTs (Fastest Known Times) in the mountain range. In 2020, I was able to get both the ascent record and round-trip records for Mt. Adams (my home mountain), Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Glacier Peak, and Mt. Washington. I also hold a few other local FKTs including Around Mt. Adams. This year, I plan to continue my outlandish quest to set speed records on all the Cascade Volcanoes. More specifically, I would like to spend some time and see what I am capable of on the two biggest and most competitive of them all, Mt. Shasta and Mt. Rainier. I'm also signed up for a couple races, the Backcountry Rise 50k and Run the Rut 50k.
Favorite flavor: Cinnamon Vanilla Recovery followed closely by Spiced Vanilla Protein. I am addicted.
A song for hard training sessions: Sunday Best by Surfaces, well actually the Spotify radio of the song. You'll be groovin' for days.