Route: Oregon's 5 Highest (OR)

Oregon, US

Christof Teuscher posted the challenge.  Note that Christof didn't actually SUMMIT all 5 peaks.

On Aug 18, 2016, I successfully traversed (Aug 31, 2016) the 5 highest peaks in Oregon (Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, South Sister, Middle Sister, North Sister) and ran between them. The route was about 150 miles long. I completed it in a total of 67 hours and 23 minutes (2 days 19 hours 23 minutes). Because this was the first such attempt ever, I believe this time counts as an Only Known Time (OKT).

Clarification (Aug 31, 2016): I was only able to summit 2 out of the 3 peaks. I did not scramble up the class 4 summit pinnacles of North Sister and Mt. Jefferson. That's distance-wise very short, but it would have added 1-2h. I also had to turn around on the Hogsback on Mt. Hood because of inappropriate gear for the conditions I encountered. See more details in report.

The official announcement was posted on Wed, Aug 17:

The report is available at the following address: 



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It is my plan to make an attempt on Christof Teuscher's "Oregon's Five Highest" starting at ~2-3am on Saturday, August 31st.

It is my intention to successfully make all of the summits along the way.

Following Christof's style, I will be supported, but largely solo during the effort itself.

I have been exchanging beta with Justin-James Long who just broke the 3 Sisters Traverse FKT. and have completed this traverse before, myself. I have also made the summit of Jefferson and Hood in the past, solo. So I am feeling confident in the mountain portions, however 100+ miles is always something to be respected...
...not to forget, I will only be a few weeks off of my Rainer Infinity Loop effort, so this may be a "learn the hard way" experience.

I hope to follow along his 67hr finishing timeline, but with the summits (which may be a tall order).

I will have a SPOT device on 10min or 20min intervals for live tracking.

I will also run my Garmin 935 for my final data to submit.

I will be sure to take cellphone pictures from each summit to confirm I was on the true summit of each.

I will only have a 70hour window of time to complete the effort before my crew will have to drive me back to Klamath Falls in order to be on time to my first day of school with my students.

Excited, Nervous, Stoked.