Grand Teton speed record Broken again

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Grand Teton speed record Broken again

Postby crossfitter » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:32 pm

A Grand Teton climbing ranger broke the recent speed record set 11 days ago by 59 seconds on Wednesday. We talked to a couple of people who saw him ran by, but didn't see him ourselves. We did however meet the blind climber mentioned in that article on her way down (at least I assume it was the same woman), very cool.
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Re: Grand Teton speed record Broken again

Postby HuskyRunner » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:05 am

Very cool! So Anderson now has the speed record for the Grand and Longs?
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Re: Grand Teton speed record Broken again

Postby rking007 » Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:31 am

Good gravy. All this record breaking lately and currently in progress makes me just laugh at my self! I can only rest in the knowledge that I'm climbing mountains for a totally different reason and then I can come back down to my own little earth and be happy once again with my body and the shape its in... :-D

Not that there's anything at all wrong with breaking records mind you... GO HOMIE!!!!!
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