PSU professor climbs Oregon’s tallest mountains

No one has ever done this before

PSU professor Christof Teuscher climbed Oregon's 5 tallest mountains. (Courtesy of Teuscher)

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.”

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