Maine College President to Climb 28 Mountains

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The president of Bar Harbor's College of the Atlantic is pledging to climb all 28 mountain peaks in Acadia National Park in a single day in an effort to increase alumni donations to the school.

Darron Collins will be joined by two students when he begins his climbs at 4 a.m. today. After finishing the peaks on the east side of Mount Desert Island, they'll swim across Somes Sound fjord to tackle the mountains on the island's west side.

The combined height of the peaks is estimated at 22,000 feet. In all, the hikes will total 45 miles.

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