SEATTLE — A Seattle man set a new Mt. Rainier speed climb record this week.
Uli Steidl posted to his Facebook page on Tuesday– and said he climbed the mountain, and back down, all in 4:24:30. He said the old record set in 2008 was 4:40:59.
We asked Uli if there were official records. He said there is no entity that keeps tracks of these kind of records–but a GPS did track his time. There were also other climbers who saw him and can vouch for him.
Check out these stats recorded by his Garmin GPS:
He even took out a few seconds to take some pictures at the top.
Uli does want to warn others that this is a mountaineering route-- and that it is necessary to obtain a solo climbing permit from the national park before attempting this climb. He doesn't want others to get themselves in danger.
Congratulations to Uli!