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Living Your Greatness

Oct 29, 2021

Jason Hardrath is an Oregon-based physical education teacher who climbed his way into Pacific Nortwest mountaineering history by scaling all of Washington's 100 tallest peaks in just 50 days, 23 hours and 43 minutes.

This list of 100 peaks, commonly referred to as “Bulger’s List,” has only been completed by 84 people. Most who complete the list, which was created in 1980, take four to ten or more years to complete it.

The previous speed record for the feat had been 1 year, 1 month, 15 days before Hardrath blew that apart by doing the entire challenge in less than two months.

In this episode, Jason starts off by sharing how sports came into his life. Jason then talks about his serious car accident and why it had a positive impact on his life. Jason shifted from training for marathons and ironmans to trails and mountains where he discovered his passion for creative athletic pursuits. Jason, then tells us about the "Journey to 100" and explains why this experience was so important for him. Jason shares exactly how he knew 100 peaks were possible.

Although his story is inspiring, Jason shares a list of FKT athletes who are doing similar things to his journey. Olympic Athletes like Michael Phelps have spoken about post depression moments that athletes achieve after achieving a big goal. Jason comments on how he has overcame these similar emotions. 

Jason talks about the three most influential people in his life and how they have impacted him. If Jason were to go back in time, he speaks about what advice that he would give his 18-year-old self. Lastly, Jason provides his definition of greatness and what it means to him.  


Host: Ben Mumme







Guest: Jason Hardrath