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Summit Fever: The Sierra Challenge

When 37 hardcore hikers set out to scale 10 of the Sierra's highest and remotest peaks in a single Herculean, 10-day, 154-mile push, it will be an all-pain, 54,000 feet of gain kind of adventure.


9) Late snow last year made crampons worth the weight.
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Karl Fieberling, 57, dips into Yosemite’s Tuolumne River after a near-10-hour hike to 10,301-foot Cold Mountain (in the background).
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Cold Mountain’s summit register.
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Luca Baradel, 31, packs an ice axe for Ed Lane Peak.

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