On July 1st, Ras Vaughan from Ultrapedestrian.com and Seth Wolpin from HAL will attempt the Harvey Manning Peak Challenge outside Seattle. Their goal is to tag 18 peaks in one go, linking them together by following maintained hiking trails and also by scrambling and bush whacks along rarely visited ridges. The peaks are spread out in the ‘Alpine Lakes Wilderness’ which have been preserved thanks to the efforts of Harvey Manning who died in 2006. Ras and Seth’s style will be ‘team unsupported’ and a hopeful goal will be to finish under 60 hours. The route is approximately 91.4 miles: 36,867 gain and 32,460ft loss (69,327 total change). The challenge was designed by George Orozco. To date, no one has completed the challenge, not even George.
The map on this page is fed by a sat tracker that Seth will be carrying; it is usually set to send out location information every 10-30 minute, sometimes longer if conserving batteries. Text updates may occasionally be posted to the map and to HAL’s facebook page. Send good thoughts!.