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Rick & Alistair Sponsel Do 8 Northeast Peaks in 20 Hours 34 Minutes

July 26 2005 at 3:19 PM
roger  (Login dipper)


Rick and his son Alistair Sponsel write to say they completed 8 northeast peaks in 20 hours 34 minutes on July 2/3.

The previous record for the peaks is 21 hours and 9 minutes set 11 years ago by by Jeff Rand, Dave Byers, Jeff Hinton, and Roger Horn. While the Highpointers Club does not officially recognize any records as we can not verify them (and we do not want to encourage dangerous or reckless behavior), the backup was incredibly precise in this age of digital cameras.

Extracting the Exif time information from the pictures submitted we see this chronology:

WV 2005:07:02 19:45:19
MD 2005:07:02 22:51:51
PA 2005:07:03 00:29:42
DE 2005:07:03 04:47:53
NJ 2005:07:03 07:48:52
CT 2005:07:03 10:43:52
MA 2005:07:03 13:02:48
RI 2005:07:03 16:34:24

Of course the photo data is off a little from the actual visit. Rick says they also have waypoint data too.

Here’s a gallery of the shots.

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