Ascent of Gannett Peak on 1991-07-31

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Date:Wednesday, July 31, 1991
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gannett Peak
    Elevation:13804 ft / 4207 m

Ascent Trip Report

Reaching the summit of Gannett Peak was the climax of a mountain marathon of five climbers, Pete Allard, Jim Grace, Shaun Lacher, David Sandway, and myself, Dennis Stewart, to set a world record for climbing the highest point in each of the contiguous 48 states in the shortest time. We had started at midnight on July 1 at the summit of Mount Rainier and finally finished on the top of Gannett Peak with a record time of 30 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. This effort won our team status in Guinness Book of World Records. Our record has been broken significantly since 2000, but our group did not use any "fresh" climbers during our one month ordeal. All drivers on our team were also climbers. We also used the same vehicle during the entire trip unlike one of the other record breakers. This was my second successful summit of Gannett Peak and it concluded my goal of reaching the highest point in each of the 48 contiguous states twice.
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