Erin Ton is a mountain runner and La Sportiva ambassador who has achieved impressive feats on some of the most challenging peaks in the world. She recently claimed to have set a new self-supported record for climbing all 57 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot mountains (14ers) in 14 days and 10 hours. However, her claim has been met with skepticism and criticism by the trail running community, who have questioned her methods, documentation, and ethics. In this article, we will explore the controversy surrounding Erin Ton’s alleged record and the reasons why many people do not accept it as valid.
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Erin Ton Biography Profile
Date of Birth
Age (as of 2023)
Mountain Runner, La Sportiva Ambassador
Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering
Climbing, hiking, trail running, scrambling, rock climbing, exploring natural spaces
Erin Ton Early Life and Education:
Erin Ton was born and raised in Colorado. She developed a love for trail running after hiking her first 14,000-foot peak in Colorado with her dad and younger sister in 2018.
She graduated from Cornell University in upstate New York with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. She moved back to Colorado after graduation to pursue her passion for mountain running.
Erin Ton Family Details:
One younger sister
Erin Ton Career Highlights:
Erin Ton is a sponsored athlete by La Sportiva, a leading brand of technical footwear, clothing and accessories for climbing, hiking, trail running, skiing and mountaineering.
She has completed hundreds of technical routes with huge vertical gains and has reached the summit of 94 of the 100 highest peaks in Colorado.
She has set numerous Fastest Known Time (FKT) efforts on popular 14ers like La Plata Peak and Mount Antero, as well as the double Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim journey across the Grand Canyon and shorter, steeper routes like Arizona’s Devil’s Playground Loop and Hawaii’s Kauai Weeping Wall.
She has also ascended 22 of Colorado’s 14ers wearing high heels, several times while wearing a cocktail dress.
She recently became the first woman to set a self-supported summer 14ers speed record, reaching the summit of 57 of the state’s 14,000-foot peaks in 14 days and 10 hours.