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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.

13) Eddie Fonner, 25, improvises sun protection.
Wet shoes + fine granite grit = blistered feet.
Long pants would have been a wiser choice for the ascent of 12,841-foot Buck Mountain, on day eight.
16) Every year, Burd’s peaks get more obscure, which makes some routes exceptionally rough.

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