Canadian climber-runner Nick Elson left the Lupine Meadows parking area at 6:21 a.m. Aug. 16 as he attempted to break a 16-year-old speed record in the Tetons.

The objective was the Grand Traverse, a nearly 14-mile north- to-south traverse of 10 of the Teton’s central peaks. It has a cumulative elevation gain of about 12,000 feet and takes even the strongest and speediest climbers close to 24 hours to complete.

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