Chris wrote:I did 33,000' gain in 38 hours at Hardrock last year... that's my record for 'one push'. For a 24 hour period, I think my max is about 25,000' of gain.
yeah... I was going to say many 100 mile ultras have 20K+ of elevation gain, and about 20% of finishers do it in under 24 hours.
UTMB has 9400M of elevation gain and winners do it in 20hourshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-Trail_du_Mont-Blanc
They do have aid stations so they don't have to carry much gear.
For me, I did 7800ft at a 50 mile race, and 7000ft (I guess) when I did the Rae Lakes loop in a day last year.