The 50 High Points
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!
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.
The entire 50HP journey will be tracked with accurate GPS, monitoring Colin's every step. Colin has begun his ascent of Denali, and the tracking is now live! The satellites will be pinged every 10 minutes to show Colin's whereabouts.
June 20, 2018
UPDATE: We woke up to good news today. Colin was cleared to fly to basecamp on Denali, after a week long delay in Talkeetna due to a bad weather system. He's thrilled to be out on the mountain taking steps toward the summit and making progress on the 50HP world record. Track Colin's progress live above! Note: If the blue dot is not moving that means Colin is not moving!
REMINDER: The world record clock doesn't start ticking until Colin reaches the summit of Denali. The week long delay to fly out to the glacier has no effect on the beginning of the record attempt.
The tracking can also be found directly at https://share.garmin.com/ColinOBrady
TIMING & Schedule CHANGES
Want to know what time Colin will be at your home state's trailhead? What about schedule changes?
Follow @COLINOBRADY on Instagram
for the most updated information on timing!
The journey will be told in real-time with live updates on Instagram 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!