July 20, 2011
Tom Liptak Summits Mount Whitney
Led by his sister Vic and son Tom, KSLN partner Tom Liptak summited Mount Whitney (elev. 14,504 - the highest point in the contiguous U.S.) on July 18 just after Noon, making KSLN the "top" firm in the lower 48 for at least the 20 minutes Tom was up there. The 22 mile climb took the group just over 17 hours, starting in the desert and ending in the Whitney snowfields. Reports that Tom billed 6.4 hours during the trek proved to be untrue. As he said succinctly after returning to base camp: "my feet hurt". Way to go Tom!