Hey all! Before this week I'd never climbed Tahoma, but after traversing the summit three times in five days and running all the way around the base, I can say I understand the special place this big mountain has in the hearts of all Cascade climbers. The combo of insane vertical relief, great access, well-established routes and stunning scenery make this one of the unique mountains of the world.
A great way to experience this place, I thought, would be the "infinity loop". It's been done a couple times so far, and deserves more attention from the many dedicated mountain runners of the world. Though its certainly not a race, I think it's interesting to post times, to give others a sense of what might be possible and encourage motivated folks to train harder.
Start (White River): June 22 3:23am
End (White River): June 24 9:45pm
Total: 66 hours and 22 minutes
Vertical gain: ~45 thousand feet
Routes: up Emmons, down DC. Twice. One full lap of the Wonderland trail.
Here's my trip report of the adventure:
And my Instagram if you wanna follow along on future shenanigans: