Speed climber reaches Granite Peak, on pace for world record
MISSOULA, Mont. —
Pro-endurance athlete Colin O'Brady finished his ascent of Granite Peak on Tuesday.
This is part of his attempt at the world record for summiting each of the 50 highest mountains in the U.S. in less than 30 days.
Granite Peak’s elevation is 12,807 feet and is located 10 miles north of the Wyoming state line,.
O’Brady was accompianed by his friend and Missoula native, John Wicks, who is the drummer for rock band Fitz and the Tantrums.
Wicks, who also owns Drum Coffee in Missoula, is an ultra-marathon runner and avid mountain climber.
According to O’Brady’s website, he is scheduled to climb Mt. Rainer in Washington Wednesday and then off to Oregon to scale Mt. Hood Thursday to reach his goal of climbing all 50.
The 50 state high point challenge, which dates back to 1966, is a race against the clock to climb the highest peaks in all 50 states. The current record is 41 days.