Josh Sanders, from western Michigan (do his friends call him "Colonel"? 'Cuz I'd wear that out if I knew him) just set a record by climbing 10 mountains, in Colorado, all taller than 14,000 feet.

In one day.

According to, it took 45 miles of running and climbing, but on Saturday, just before midnight, Josh finished "climbing" the tenth one. There are 58 "14ers", as they call them, in Colorado. To qualify as a 14er, the peak of the mountain has to be 300 feet above the land that connects to the next peak. So, it's not like climbing every one of these mountains is like climbing Mt. Everest, but he had to be working at it (in thin air, with much less oxygen than he's used to in Kalamazoo) The previous record was nine - and that was done in a 24 hour period. Josh did it all in one calendar day.

Nice going, Josh. Here's the story.


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