Dan Howitt backs off from speed records

Posted: May 16, 2003 12:59 am EDT

In the past two weeks ExplorersWeb has put a large amount of time and effort into the verification of Dan Howitts speed ascent/descent on Mt. Rainier this past fall, and his ascent record of Aconcagua this past winter.

We have not been able to find any proof of Dans claims. After presenting Dan with a proposed news article including the results of the investigation, Dan requested in a mail today for his speed ascents of Aconcagua and Rainier to be considered unverified.

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