29th crossing of Death Valley in 29 years
On July 22, 2019, Marshall Ulrich went up to the 14,505 foot summit of Mount Whitney to complete his 146 mile crossing from Badwater to the top of the mountain. It took him 78 hours.
It was his 29th crossing of Death Valley in 29 years. Not bad for 68 years old! He had a great crew joining him including two of his children, Pete Kostelnick, Greg Pressler, Catra Corbett and Faye Guastamacchio.
Marshall has *always* completed the lowest (Badwater basin -282 feet) to highest (summit of Mount Whitney 14,505 feet) as done by Al Arnold back in 1977. It’s not a crossing if you don’t go to the top… and then back down again.