Grace Staberg just broke the North American record for most vertical feet climbed in 24 hours as she skied up and down Copper Mountain in Colorado — she’s only 19 years old.
On April 26, 2021, at 9:00 AM, Staberg began her trek up the mountain on skis covered with a grippy skin. She completed the trip more than 21 times in one day, climbing over 56,153 vertical feet in 24 hours. Rea Kolbl, from Boulder, set the previous record for skinning up mountains, climbing 55,045 feet in the Buttermilk ski area on March 13. Staberg just missed snagging the world record from Italy’s Martina Valmassoi, who climbed 57,890 feet in the Dolomites mountain range on March 22.