On Saturday the 1st of December in 2018, a great friend of ours sadly passed away following an entirely unexpected heart attack while returning from the summit of Owl's Head Mountain in Long Lake, NY. He was chasing many Adirondack Mountain challenges along with us, and this was the very hike on which he completed the Adirondack/Catskill Fire Tower challenge, which had been his biggest goal. His passing was VERY sudden, and he did not suffer. The very last thing he did was laugh, because he had "once again" fallen over because of the deep snow - none of us, nor Mark himself had any idea that he would not stand up and continue the hike.

Amongst the challenges Mark was attempting were of course the Adirondack 29er and Junior 29er challenges. We know that he absolutely would have finished these challenges, and as such we have made Mark an honorary finisher, and given him the special ∞ Infinity finisher number.