Four Scouts from Troop 158 in Jefferson, Ga., climbed Grays Peak (14,270 feet), Torreys Peak (14,267 feet) and Longs Peak (14,255 feet) over a period of seven days last summer.
“Grays and Torreys peaks were nearby and close to one another, so we made the most of it by summiting both in one day,” says 15-year-old Life Scout Cory McClung.
The real chore was Longs Peak. The trek began at 2 a.m. and ended at the summit at 9 a.m. Over seven days, the boys hiked more than 42 miles and gained more than 11,500 feet in elevation.
“The most satisfying part was being on the summit,” says 17-year-old Eagle Scout Blair Buffington. “We were way above the clouds and the view was unbelievable.”