Triple Crown

Half Dome – Yosemite Musing
Here’s one for the “why?” file. There is an event that guys with too little to do engage in. Ever hear of the “triple crown” at Yosemite? For some reason there is a human drive to do things faster and more convoluted than was done by the last person. This quest is to see how fast you can hike to the top of  Half Dome, El Capitan and Glacier Point — all in one day. Last week 21-year old Fresno student Troy Kellenberger completed the  Yosemite Triple Crown in 14 hours, 53 minutes. Read that again. Almost 15 hours to go up and down Half Dome, then El Cap, then Glacier Point.  The numbers are: 43 miles and 24,000 feet of elevation change (12,000 going up, 12,000 down). He started at midnight last Saturday and finished the same day at  2:53 p.m. Whew.

Troy Kellenberger training for the Triple Crown

Troy Kellenberger training for the Triple Crown

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Unrelated thought worth quoting: “It’s been a hard day’s night, and I been working like a dog. It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log.” – The Beatles

*Mr. Half Dome -Rick Deutsch –

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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  1. Al Laurente says:

    Wow…and I thought my 7 hours of Half Dome was superb (4 up,3 down). I guess in order to compete, I should be able to do HD in 5 hours (3 up, 2 down) which is doable. This is something I will aspire for next year. My 15 year old son and I love crazy challenges like this.

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