RECORD FOR VERTICAL SNOWBOARDING IN A DAY!
305,525 vertical feet
Published in the Guinness 2000 Book of World Records: Millennium Edition.
20, 1998 Tammy McMinn (now Tammy Snyder) and Jennifer Hughes set three new world records
broke four existing world records. Tammy, riding a 1998 K2 Synergy
and Yak Clicker boots, and Jennifer on skis set the first women's heli-skiing,
snowboarding and group record. They also broke the world vertical heli-skiing
record set by Mark Bennett. In addition, their vertical achievement
both the men's and women's 24 Hours of Aspen totals.
This achievement is equivalent to snowboarding from the
summit of Mt. Everest to the base over ten times between breakfast and
"I think it's more special than a medal, just the
memories... We're never going to forget something like this. For me,
it was probably bigger than going to the Olympics, because it's just
such a unique thing that we did."
-- Tammy McMinn, in response to a CBC reporter's question of taking
home a medal.
Brian Boyle, CBC Radio-Canada
Leo Steiner, Klondike Heliskiing
K2 Snowboards and Clicker, Klondike Heliskiing (host), Kluane Helicopters,
Subaru, Oakley, MICA Sport Canada, Betty Rides (clothing), Acerbis
(helmets), GU, Smartwool,
Cytomax, Loffler, YMCA, CamelBak
Web Site Design: Karen Dresch
Senior Editor: Debbie Steiner
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