Adirondack 46'ers Climbed in Record 3 Days 18 Hours 14 Minutes

Adirondack 46'ers Climbed in Record 3 Days 18 Hours 14 Minutes

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July 3rd, 2002, 3:40 pm #1

[This was posted June 27]

An Oregon man has hiked his way to a record in the Adirondacks.
30-year old Ted Keizer set out on a mission to climb all 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks in record time. And he succeeded. Thursday night, Keizer summited Whiteface Mountain-- the final peak in his quest. And he made it through driving rain and heavy fog.
He beat the old record by just over a day. That makes the new record for climbing all 46 high peaks an unbelievable three days, eighteen hours and fourteen minutes.
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July 3rd, 2002, 3:42 pm #2

Keizer had also broken the Colorado 14'er record.

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July 6th, 2002, 5:38 pm #3

[This was posted June 27]

An Oregon man has hiked his way to a record in the Adirondacks.
30-year old Ted Keizer set out on a mission to climb all 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks in record time. And he succeeded. Thursday night, Keizer summited Whiteface Mountain-- the final peak in his quest. And he made it through driving rain and heavy fog.
He beat the old record by just over a day. That makes the new record for climbing all 46 high peaks an unbelievable three days, eighteen hours and fourteen minutes.
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S= ... v=4QcS9qkJ
July 1, 2002 Most hikers take years to become Adirondack 46ers; Ted Keizer, better known amongst his friends as Cave Dog, took just under four days to accomplish the feat.

"There was mud all along the way, but the last two days it got to be a swamp. The trail on Ester [Cave Dog's 45th peak] was legendary. At one point my left leg was sunk to mid-calf and the mud on my right leg was just below the knee. I would reach down and pry my leg up and put it down, and it would sink to the knee again."

With this quest behind him, the 1994 Brown University graduate and student body president plans to return to his car and continue life as a self-titled bum ("I'm a bum because I live by my own terms," says Cave Dog).

As for his next record, Cave Dog, plans to take a few weeks of much needed R&R before setting his sights. "I've thought about challenging the Catskills thirty-five record (thirty-five peaks over 3500 feet) of four days, ten hours, 24 minutes...that's still just a maybe, my body has to recover before I can make that decision."

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July 7th, 2002, 4:36 am #4

This may seem like nitpicking but I have serious questions as to whether Keizer downclimbed Whiteface Mountain, his 46th peak. I think it's great that he was able to accomplish an incredibly difficult task in such a short time, but if we're talking about established records here, I think this is an issue that needs to be scrutinized. As those familiar with the Adirondack 46 know, Whiteface is the one Peak in the Dacks that has a summit road. It is also the peak that Keizer chose to finish on, doing so as 10:29 PM in rain and fog. According to his own rules that he lists on www.thecavedog.com , the clock on his record run started at the base of the first mountain and ended on top of the 46th. It is in the tradition of the 46Rs to recognize one as a 46R the moment you tag the 46th peak. But you are also required to downclimb for the hike to be official. If Cave Dog car-camped overnight and hiked out in the morning, then the record is good from my point of view. But if it turns out he hitched a ride down and let the partying begin upon touching the peak of Whiteface, I think the record is bogus. I also think the 46Rs would back me up on this.

If in fact he didn't downclimb Whiteface, his accomplishment is no less extraordinary. It's just not a record.

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August 20th, 2002, 6:05 pm #5

[This was posted June 27]

An Oregon man has hiked his way to a record in the Adirondacks.
30-year old Ted Keizer set out on a mission to climb all 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks in record time. And he succeeded. Thursday night, Keizer summited Whiteface Mountain-- the final peak in his quest. And he made it through driving rain and heavy fog.
He beat the old record by just over a day. That makes the new record for climbing all 46 high peaks an unbelievable three days, eighteen hours and fourteen minutes.
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S= ... v=4QcS9qkJ
Crowds following Forty-Sixers' lead on High Peaks trails
After spreading allure of mountains, members now try to mitigate effects of overuse
By ALAN WECHSLER, Staff writer
First published: Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Albany Times-Union

The first people to climb the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks didn't have a word for their accomplishment.
On June 24, 1924, Robert and George Marshall of New York City and Herbert Clark, an Adirondack guide, finished climbing all the peaks then believed to be 4,000 feet or higher.
It would be another 13 years before a group of hikers would form an organization called the Forty-Sixers, or 46ers for short. At first it was just a few members of Troy's Grace Methodist Church.
Today, the Adirondack 46ers have nearly 5,000 members. The mountains have been done barefoot, by children as young as 5, by a man nicknamed Cave Dog in less than four days, and by an American and a Canadian who separately climbed the 46 peaks 46 times, finishing the task within a month of each other.
The 46ers also have a trust fund, a Web site, several dinners each year and, to be sure, a bit of angst.
By spreading word of the High Peaks' lure they have encouraged overuse.
Those starting out in their quest for the 46 are asked to write to the group when they are ready to start. Then they are paired with an experienced climber who acts as a pen-pal mentor, encouraging hiking safety and conservation.
For more than half a century, Grace Hudowalski was that mentor, sending as many as 1,200 letters a year. Now 97, she lives at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home. Forty-Sixer officials say it has taken 18 volunteers to replace her.
http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/st ... =8/20/2002


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March 15th, 2004, 8:54 pm #6

A pioneering Adirondacks climber and the first female member and former president of the 46-er's Climbing Club has died.
Grace Hudowalski -- who climbed all 46 major Adirondack peaks at least twice -- died Saturday at the age of 98.
Hudowalski was called "Amazing Grace" by her friends, and climbed her first mountain and the state's highest peak, Mount Marcy, with a camp group in 1922 when she was 15.
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May 14th, 2010, 1:28 am #7

[This was posted June 27]

An Oregon man has hiked his way to a record in the Adirondacks.
30-year old Ted Keizer set out on a mission to climb all 46 high peaks of the Adirondacks in record time. And he succeeded. Thursday night, Keizer summited Whiteface Mountain-- the final peak in his quest. And he made it through driving rain and heavy fog.
He beat the old record by just over a day. That makes the new record for climbing all 46 high peaks an unbelievable three days, eighteen hours and fourteen minutes.
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S= ... v=4QcS9qkJ
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