PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A Portland State University professor has accomplished something no one has ever done.
Christof Teuscher climbed Oregon’s 5 tallest mountains — the 3 Sisters, Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood — consecutively and ran between them.
He started at South Sister on August 8 and finished the 150 mile journey 67 hours and 23 minutes later on Mt. Hood. In between, Teuscher mostly ran along the Pacific Crest Trail.
Teuscher said he slept about 6 hours total during the trek, mostly in half hour naps.
“Of course there’s physical limits but you can always rest a little, right?” Teuscher said. “But mentally it’s more difficult to continue and ask yourself ‘why am I doing this? Why wouldn’t I just quit?’ And I always ask that question of myself, and often I can’t find a reason to quit so I just continue and try and enjoy it as much as possible.”