Former city resident sets mountain-climbing record
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Feb 26, 2007  |  Vote 0    0

Former city resident sets mountain-climbing record

Stratford Gazette

A former Stratford resident is laying claim to a record breaking feat in mountain climbing, Canadian Press reported this week.

Daniel Griffith, 55, who now lives in Invermere, B.C., climbed the highest peaks on each of the seven continents in just 187 days, an achievement that he says puts him in the book of Guinness World Records.

His quest began on May 24 when he ascended Mt. Everest in Nepal. He followed that up by summitting Mt. McKinley in Alaska on June 15, and Mt. Elbrus in Russia on July 4.

On Sept. 24, Griffith reached the top of Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia. He summitted Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzia on Oct. 3 and Mt Aconcagua in Argentia on Oct. 20.

Griffith conquered Mt. Vinson in Antartica on Nov. 27 for the last of the so-called Seven Summits.

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