Yesterday, the Dorais brothers (good Salt Lake City ski mountaineering folks) blasted through their earlier time to set a new record on Mt Rainier. This came on the heels of a recent update to that record on May 20th, which they demolished by 20 minutes. This new Mt Rainier speed record is not only impressive in its own right, but it also highlights how much more improvement is possible. It is awesome and inspiring to see what these guys are up to.
It is time that the Pacific Northwest had its speed dialed up. It’s my hope that we can do this from within the community, but if it takes first a bunch of Canadians and then some Utahns to spur us to action, then so be it. I certainly will be thinking about these guys this weekend.