Dan Howitt 2003 Mt. Hood Official Record
Government Camp to Summit to Government Camp
Start on Government Camp Loop Road & E. Meldrum Rd (across street from Huckleburry Inn). [3.6 miles 2100' below Timberline Lodge on sandy loose trail.
2:58 min ascent
4:47 min roundtrip
TIMED BY: www.oregonpeakadventures.com Joe Whittington
www.uncagethesoul.com John Waller
Hired as 3rd party timers.
Summit Photo (by John Waller)
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First speed climb of it's kind since 1936 when legendary Hood climber Gary Leech did it.
Leech in 1934 did a time-unverified 3:06 min one-way ascent to the summit. Then in 1936 he claimed 2:36 min ascent to the summit time-unverified.
Howitt's Hood speed climb was the first of it's kind in history in 70 years.
Since Howitt in 2003, no one has either attempted or completed this speed climb, either oneway or roundtrip.