50 U.S. State Summits Speed Record

In late May 2023, three mountaineers assisted by two support crew will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record by climbing to the top of every U.S. state’s highest point in less than 43 days.

The Team

All five team members attempting the speed record are living kidney donors, and the challenge is being sponsored by the National Kidney Registry. Meet the team.

The Rules

Driving is only allowed between trailheads, and flights are only allowed to/from Alaska, Hawaii and the lower 48 states; otherwise the team must hike/climb/ski at all times.

The Summits

Rank by HeightPeakStateElevation in FeetStatusPhoto
1DenaliAlaska20,310
2Mount WhitneyCalifornia14,505
3Mount ElbertColorado14,439
4Mount RainierWashington14,411
5Gannett PeakWyoming13,810
6Mauna KeaHawaii13,804
7Kings PeakUtah13,528
8Wheeler PeakNew Mexico13,167
9Boundary PeakNevada13,147
10Granite PeakMontana12,807
11Borah PeakIdaho12,662
12Humphreys PeakArizona12,637
13Mount HoodOregon11,249
14Guadalupe PeakTexas8,751
15Black Elk PeakSouth Dakota7,244
16Mount MitchellNorth Carolina6,684
17Clingmans DomeTennessee6,643
18Mount WashingtonNew Hampshire6,288
19Mount RogersVirginia5,730
20Panorama PointNebraska5,429
21Mount MarcyNew York5,343
22Mount KatahdinMaine5,269
23Black MesaOklahoma4,974
24Spruce KnobWest Virginia4,863
25Brasstown BaldGeorgia4,784
26Mount MansfieldVermont4,395
27Black MountainKentucky4,145
28Mount SunflowerKansas4,039
29Backbone MountainMaryland3,662
30Sassafras MountainSouth Carolina3,554
31White ButteNorth Dakota3,508
32Mount GreylockMassachusetts3,489
33Mount DavisPennsylvania3,213
34Magazine MountainArkansas2,753
35Cheaha MountainAlabama2,413
36Mount Frissell (Southwest Shoulder)Connecticut2,380
37Eagle MountainMinnesota2,301
38Mount ArvonMichigan1,979
39Timms HillWisconsin1,952
40High PointNew Jersey1,804
41Taum Sauk MountainMissouri1,772
42Hawkeye PointIowa1,670
43Campbell HillOhio1,549
44Hoosier HillIndiana1,257
45Charles MoundIllinois1,235
46Jerimoth HillRhode Island811
47Woodall MountainMississippi806
48Driskill MountainLouisiana535
49Ebright AzimuthDelaware448
50Britton HillFlorida345

Founding Sponsors

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Kidney Registry
  • National Kidney Donation Organization