Mark atop Mt. Whitney

Recently, Mark was represented at the summit of Mt. Whitney in California. Todd Barton of Haleyville said that “the climb is a tough one, a little over 22 miles round trip (6610 feet in altitude gain then decent along the same trail) and my permit only allowed 24 hours to complete the route. I knew I could not get to the top without motivation, so I found it in Mark. The only way I could complete this climb was to get that banner to the summit…. I could have never done it without Mark. While standing on top, I shared Mark’s story with several others….giving the climb very special meaning.”

Thanks for your support Todd. We’ll see you at the 34-mile Memorial Birthday Walk in May 2015.