247 Peaks: A Mountain Athlete's Stories from the Sierra Nevada In-Person
In this engaging presentation, Barrington native, Travis Soares, will recount his experience climbing all 247 mountains of the Sierra Peaks Section List in a single season. Previously considered "impossible," Travis climbed all 247 peaks in 117 days with his climbing partner, setting a new world record. In the Sierra Mountaineering community, this achievement is akin to breaking the 4-minute mile barrier.
The Sierra Peaks Section (SPS) list was created by the Sierra Club in the 1950s and it includes all of the Sierra Nevada's tallest, most prominent, rugged, and iconic mountains in the range. Completing the full list requires proficiency in technical rock climbing, backcountry navigation, and route planning; as well as a high degree of physical endurance. In completing the SPS, Travis hiked 1,800 miles and climbed 700,000 ft of vertical gain (that's Mount Everest 24 times!), and much of this was rugged off-trail terrain.
Travis graduated from Barrington High School in 2014 and hopes to inspire other local teens and adults to go "off the beaten path" and forge their own adventures.
His accomplishment serves as an inspiration to take life one day at a time, one peak at a time, and persevere even when you don't think you can keep going.
This is a presentation not to be missed! Join us on Wednesday, October 5 at 6 pm in the Salem Family Auditorium.
- Wednesday, October 5, 2022
- 6:00pm - 7:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Salem Family Auditorium