The 50 High Points
new world record!
21 days 9 hours 48 minutes
fastest time to summit all 50 U.S. high points
The entire 50HP journey will be tracked with accurate GPS, monitoring Colin's every step. Colin is underway and making great progress and the tracking is live! The satellites will be pinged every 10 minutes to show Colin's whereabouts.
July 10, 2018
UPDATE: The world record clock kicked off on June 27th atop Alaska's high point, Denali. Colin summited a day earlier than originally planned and the schedule is being adjusted to reflect the new timeline. The schedule continues to shift so please check Colin's Instagram stories @colinobrady to find out daily updates. Colin has reached 39 of the 50 US state high points. He's finished the SE, NE and Mid-West high points and is moving into the West. Track Colin's progress live. Note: If the blue dot is not moving, this means that Colin is not moving!
REMINDER: The schedule is posted below, but has the potential to change daily. All timing updates are available on Instagram stories @colinobrady.
The tracking can also be found directly at https://share.garmin.com/ColinOBrady
Professional endurance athlete and world record holder, Colin O’Brady, is at it once again. Colin is out to conquer another record – this time on U.S. soil.
Get ready for the 50HP because you're invited! Colin will be in all 50 U.S. states this summer and he wants you to join him in setting a world record together. Check it out!
Sign up now and be a part of history!
The 50-state high point challenge dates back to 1966. Only 273 people have summited all 50 American high points to date. For many, this achievement takes a lifetime.
Colin will travel nearly 13,000 miles across the country – through five National Parks and over 25 State Parks and National Forests. It's going to be a great American road trip! He'll walk, run, hike and climb over 300 trail miles to set the record.
Colin will be in constant motion from high point to high point, racing the world record clock. His goal is to crush the current record of 41 days, and push his physical and mental limits to complete the 50 high points challenge in less than 30 days.
Join Colin in your home state
This challenge goes far beyond setting a world record. It's not just about Colin. This project is a catalyst for participation.
We're calling it the Forrest Gump effect.
Colin is on a mission to activate people across the country. This project is an open invitation to everyone to be a part of history, to come out and participate.
Join Colin when's he's in your home state –
- Hike a mile or five with him on the trails.
- Stand at the top of your state's high point with Colin.
- Gather and meet your community members at the trailhead to cheer him on.
From Florida's 300ft Britton Hill to the snowy mountains of the West, there is something in this project for everyone. Let's explore what's in your backyard, get outside, and celebrate America's public lands!
Let's make history together!
The Route & The Schedule
How is this going to work?! Well, the world record clock kicks off as soon as Colin summits Denali, Alaska's high point and North America's tallest peak.
We've mapped out the logistics for a rapid push, however due to the unpredictable nature of climbing Denali's 20,310 ft, the dates are subject to change. The calendar will shift in relation to Colin's actual Denali summit date.
July 10, 2018
- Colin summited Denali June 27th and the record is moving quickly! Because Colin is one day ahead of the anticpated June 28th summit date, we are slotting in the New Mexico and Oklahoma high points en route to Florida.
- Arizona's Humphrey's Peak is closed due to fire danger caused by lack of rain to the area. The area will be reopened once the monsoon rains arrive. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coconino/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD581305
REVISED: As of Wednesday July 11 8:00am local time, the wilderness area containing Humphrey's Peak will be reopened for climbing. http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/coconino-national-forest-to-lift-all-fire-restrictions-and-closures-on-wednesday
- Mt. Whitney, CA's high point, is closed due to a lightning strike that caused a forest fire that is yet to be contained in the area. Colin is unable to climb with his original permit on July 11th as anticipated due to this closure. We are monitoring the situation and will head back to Mt. Whitney once the Mt. Whitney Portal is confirmed open. Colin will have 7 days from the date of reopening to use his permit for climbing Mt. Whitney.
REVISED: As of July 11 1:00pm, the Georges fire is now 30% contained and the Whitney Portal will reopen Wednesday evening 6pm. https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2018/07/09/2-000-acre-wildfire-closes-mt-whitney-access/767889002/
Below is the most up-to-date schedule of what high points remain on this speedy world record attempt and what's been completed.
The final week
Due to the Arizona and California high points closures, we've reshuffled some of the remaining high points for maximum mobility and speed on this record attempt. See below for anticipated arrival dates to the remaining 11 high points as of July 10, 2018.
✅Arizona (Humphrey's Peak ) — July 11, 2018
✅Nebraska (Panorama Point) — July 11, 2018
✅Kansas (Mt Sunflower) — July 11, 2018
✅Colorado (Mt. Elbert) — 9 miles | July 12, 2018
✅California (Mt. Whitney) — 21.5 miles | July 13, 2018
✅Utah (Kings Peak) — 29 miles | July 14, 2018
The following will occur in the below order. After Kings Peak in Utah we will access Colin's energy level and physical/mental fatigue and confirm for safety purposes if Colin needs any additional rest time before pushing through the remaining 5 peaks, all of which are challenging climbs on their own, to finish up the 50HP world record!
✅Wyoming (Gannett Peak) — 40 miles | July 15, 2018
✅Idaho (Borah Peak) — 7 miles | July 16, 2018
✅Montana (Granite Peak) — 23 miles | July 17, 2018
✅Washington (Mt. Rainier) — 14 miles | scheduled for July 18, 2018
✅Oregon (Mt. Hood) — 6 miles | July 19, 2018
NEW RECORD SET: 21 days 9 hours 48 minutes
The final week of this world record attempt will be strenuous. There are 150 miles to be climbed over 8 peaks in 7 days, with no single peak being below 11,000 feet.
*The record clock stops when Colin summits the final high point, Mt. Hood in his home state of Oregon!
Completed high Points
✅Alaska (Denali) — June 27, 2018
✅Hawaii (Mauna Kea) — June 29, 2018
✅New Mexico (Wheeler Peak) — June 30, 2018
✅Oklahoma (Black Mesa) — June 30, 2018
✅Florida (Britton Hill) — July 1, 2018
✅Alabama (Cheaha Mountain) — July 1, 2018
✅Mississippi (Campbell Hill) — July 1, 2018
✅Missouri (Taum Sauk Mountain) — July 1, 2018
✅Arkansas (Mt. Magazine) — July 1, 2018
✅Louisiana (Driskill Mountain) — July 1, 2018
✅Georgia (Brasstown Bald) — July 2, 2018
✅South Carolina (Sassafras Mtn) — July 2, 2018
✅Tennesse (Clingmans Dome) — July 2, 2018
✅North Carolina (Mt. Mitchell) — July 3, 2018
✅Virginia (Mt. Rogers) — July 3, 2018
✅Kentucky (Black Mountain) — July 3, 2018
✅Indiana (Hoosier Hill) — July 3, 2018
✅Ohio (Campbell Hill) — July 3, 2018
✅West Virginia (Spruce Knob) — July 4, 2018
✅Maryland (Backbone Mountain) — July 4, 2018
✅Pennsylvania (Mount Davis) — July 4, 2018
✅Delaware (Ebright Azimuth) — July 4, 2018
✅New Jersey (High Point) — July 5, 2018
✅Rhode Island (Jerimoth Hill) — July 5, 2018
✅Connecticut (Mt. Frissell) — July 5, 2018
✅Massachusetts (Mt. Greylock) — July 5, 2018
✅New York (Mt. Marcy) — July 5, 2018
✅Vermont (Mt. Mansfield) — July 6, 2018
✅New Hampshire (Mt. Washington) — July 6, 2018
✅Maine (Mt. Katahdin) — July 7, 2018
✅Minnesota (Eagle Mountain) — July 7, 2018
✅Michigan (Mt. Arvon) — July 7, 2018
✅Wisconsin (Timms Hill) — July 8, 2018
✅Iowa (Hawkeye Point) — July 8, 2018
✅Illinois (Charles Mound) — July 8, 2018
✅North Dakota (White Butte) — July 8, 2018
✅South Dakota (Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak) — July 9, 2018
✅Texas (Guadalupe Peak) — July 9, 2018
✅Nevada (Boundary Peak) — July 10, 2018
TIMING & Schedule CHANGES
Want to know what time Colin will be at your home state's trailhead? What about schedule changes?
It's all on Instagram.
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for the most updated information on timing!
The journey will be told in real-time with live updates on Instagram stories so you'll know about Colin's progress, projected arrival times at trailheads and any delays that might arise.
Longer form vlog style video content will be posted throughout the journey, sharing highlights of his progress. Subscribe to Colin's YouTube channel to see all the latest videos!