On Aug 18, 2016, I successfully climbed 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.
Post by lukedistelhorst on Aug 30, 2016 14:11:02 GMT -5
Hey Christof, congrats on the huge effort! It's worth distinguishing between being on a mountain and actually summiting, especially on this site where FKT times are reported on reaching summits. Cheers, Luke
Post by Peter Bakwin on Aug 30, 2016 15:42:35 GMT -5
Luke is correct. As Christof's report & video makes clear, he did not actually summit 3 of the peaks: N Sister, Jefferson and Hood. It's good to be clear about this. Still, it's a very cool link-up & maybe others will want to try it.
I added some clarification re: summits and update the title to avoid any confusion. Yes, climbing Hood first may indeed have been better. Yet, the dark was not the biggest issue. What I really needed was the heavy mountaineering boots in order to do proper front-pointing.