Threesome Summits The Grand Teton Twice In A Single Day [Photo Tour]

Threesome Summits The Grand Teton Twice In A Single Day [Photo Tour]

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Threesome Summits The Grand Teton Twice In A Single Day [Photo Tour]

[Cover Photo: Maureen]

Everyone knows that Jackson locals like to get after it but one trio is redefining the term hardcore after summiting the Grand Teton twice in a single day reports Mountain Weekly News.

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Starting at their car in the early morning hours, the trio summited just after daybreak before returning to the parking lot and doing it all over again. The second and final summit of the day came at 5:25 pm. The double-down took approximately 16 hours and 4 minutes. The inaugural feat has since been named by its conquerors as “The Double Grand 50K.”

Grand Teton Climbing Stats:

  • Season – Summer/Fall
  • Mileage – 14
  • Vertical Gain – 7,000′
  • Peak Elevation – 13,776′

Photo Tour

Yesterday we had the privilege of standing on the shoulders of giants. As a team of three @merejune @jasonschlarb and myself managed a Teton first. We climbed the Grand Teton twice: car to summit to car to summit to car. A 16-hour, 30+ mile, 14,800 vertical gain/loss odyssey. Now known as The Double Grand 50k. I've never had such a reflective, humbling and honorable day in the mountains. Every step was paved by the achievements of the mountain guides and athletes of our great mountain community here in the Tetons. And it was an honor to work with such a dedicated pair of athletes that pushed me to my limits. A big thanks to all the @exumguides , @jhmtnguides their clients and climbers on the trail for the enthusiasm and encouragement along the way. Everyone involved made it a Double Grand Day! #viewfromthesharpend #mthub #mountaincommunity #mountainhub #dontknowdontgo #backcountryzero #tetons #jacksonhole #grandteton

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Friday I was fortunate enough to be part of something real special: The first ever double summit of the Grand Teton in a day. Our team included Jake @tetonsnowgeek & Meredith @merejune with much encouragement and love from Max, Kelly and @borntoruncoach (who was at the finish with his family and food for us! ) The "Double Grand Teton 50k" includes a good bit of technical climbing and route finding I never could have done alone. Jake expertly led us up all the climbing on both laps. We did 14,000ft of climbing on our double summit of the 13,775ft Grand Teton covering the 30 miles in about 16hrs. More than most running adventures, the three of us really tested our bodies and minds with the often high risk/technical running and climbing. We also experienced a bonding in our friendships that only an experience like this can do. Thank you Meredith and Jake for having me along on this one of a kind journey I'll never forget.

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Find the entire Mountain Weekly article here: Double Grand 50K – A New Teton Climbing Record Has Been Set, For Now..

 

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