Ascent of Backbone Mountain on 1991-07-11
|Date:||Thursday, July 11, 1991|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3360 ft / 1024 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAt midnight on July 1, 1991, 5 climbers, Pete Allard, Jim Grace, Shaun Lacher, David Sandway and myself, Dennis Stewart, took their first step off the summit of Mount Rainier and began a climbing marathon to reach the highest point in each of the 48 contiguous states in one calendar month. During the month of July in 1991, the team hiked over 250 miles, climbed over 14 vertical miles and drove over 14,000 miles. Their total time (summit to summit) was 30 days, 10 hours and 52 minutes. All 5 members of the climbing team reached every summit during the month long expedition. Backbone Mountain was the 20th peak climbed on this record breaking trip, which got the team recognition in Guinness Book of Records.
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