Melissa has made her life about exploring the beautiful mountains of the world. She is passionate about climbing and pushing her own limits, but her ultimate joy comes from sharing that journey with others, both with helping them push their limits and get to their own summit and while sharing the stories from some of the beautiful places in the world.
Some are simple prominences that can easily be driven to; others require extreme technical mountaineering ability. To climb to the top of all 50 can take a lifetime, only 253 people have done it as of 2014. To complete it in 50 days is an incredible challenge of endurance, logistics, and mental strength. To do it as a team of two girls- well that is just how you make something really challenging into something really FUN!
In the spring of 2016 professional climber and guide Melissa Arnot and college senior Maddie Miller will set out to summit all 50 US highpoints within 50 days. Beginning with the summit of Denali in Alaska at the end of June, the team will fly to Florida to start a cross country road trip, summiting the highest point of each state along the way. Join the journey here!