Route: Most Adirondack High Peaks in 24 Hours

Submitted by ryanmthorpe on Mon, 01/16/2023 - 04:24pm
New York, US
54 mi
Vertical Gain
26,000 ft

There are 46 Adirondack High Peaks, which originally meant peaks higher than 4,000 feet, but actually includes several peaks below this threshold for historical reasons. There is a separate FKT route for climbing all 46 as fast as possible.

There have been a few attempts to summit as many peaks as possible in 24 hours. Bob Marshall set an early standard by climbing 13 high peaks in 1932. His route is known as the Bob Marshall Traverse. More recently, Jeff Mogavero and Jan Wellford each summited 24 peaks on the same day (but in separate unsupported efforts) in 2015. Most of the peaks have maintained trails to the summits but a few require some bushwhacking.

The peaks are

  1. Macomb
  2. South Dix
  3. East Dix (Grace)
  4. Hough
  5. Dix
  6. Dial
  7. Nippletop
  8. Colvin
  9. Blake
  10. Lower Wolf Jaw
  11. Upper Wolf Jaw
  12. Armstrong
  13. Gothics
  14. Sawteeth
  15. Saddleback
  16. Basin
  17. Haystack
  18. Marcy
  19. Skylight
  20. Gray
  21. Cliff
  22. Iroquois
  23. Algonquin
  24. Wright

It should be noted that Jeff stopped his watch at the summit of the final peak. It is unknown whether Jan did the same or measured his time from trail head to trail head.

The easiest peaks to add onto this would be Colden, Redfield, Street, and/or Nye.

GPS Track