Dale attempts to break Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim age record
The old Guinness World Book record was successfully broken by Dale Grey Beard Sanders on 10 October 2020. The old record was 80 years old. Thanks to my sponsors, FB followers, family and friends I am now the oldest person, at 85 years old, to hike rim-to-rim-to-rim (R2R2R) in the Grand Canyon. A special thanks goes to the Bluff City Canoe Club, of Memphis, Tennessee. Your support team of five made it all possible. A big thanks goes to my wife for helping keep my spirits up. You are and Angel.
Also thanks to Weebly, my website host, I can now access this, my Grey Beard Adventurer website, and make corrections, updated and additions.
The World Record Hike began at the South Rim on the morning of August 5th, 2020 and followed the Bright Angel Trail through Phantom Ranch at the confluence of the Bright Angel Creek and the Colorado River. At Phantom Ranch I continued on to the North Rim via North Kaibab Trail. The return trip down, through Phantom Ranch again was energized with excitement. From the Colorado River it was all uphill (mountains) to the South Rim. I competed the trek hiking out, through Indian Gardens, back to where I started, at the South Rim Trail Head, six days earlier. God was good - the Creaks didn't rise and I was able to sneak in couple Rod Wellington victory dances.
This was my 4th hike into the Grand Canyon and already looking forward to the next.
Check out the video below. I was getting my spirits up for the challenge when it was shot. all in vim and vigor, now filled with excitement and joy!