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Browsing All posts tagged under »14ers«

Mt. Elbert on Memorial Day (Reblog)

June 10, 2012

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Originally posted on Backcountry Skiing in Colorado:
On May 28th Jon Jay and I set out for an early morning assault toward a thin Box Creek Cirque on Mt. Elbert.  I climbed Mt. Massive over 5 years ago and have wanted to get after Elbert for a while now.  However, I figured if I was going…

A Quick Quandary Report

April 4, 2011

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I awoke on my buddy's couch in Breck to my phone ringing. It was 7:05, and I was supposed to meet them at 7:00 at Clint's coffee shop on Main. Without thinking twice, I grabbed my bag and boots, and walked out the door. [Read More...]

Handies Peak and Colorado Colors

October 23, 2010

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We found ourselves on a mild summit in no time, where Steve and I cracked some PBRs, seeing how that was the only source of nourishment. Sarah, on the other hand, decided to wait until we got back to the car to get her caloric intake...[Read More]

Massive Redemption

August 7, 2010

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For every ten outdoor missions I go on, I will have at least one be a complete failure. I don’t like to talk too much about these attempts, but they do exist. One such failure was earlier this year when Tyler and I tried to squeeze out a dawn patrol attempt of Mt. Massive in […]

Maroon Bells Traverse

July 29, 2010

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With chimichangas in our bellies and Capitol under our belts, Chris and I drove up Maroon Creek road to meet my friend Alan, whom I work with at Bent Gate Mountaineering, and his friend Matt for a quick six hours of sleep and a day on the Maroon Bells. We hit the trail at about […]

Return to Capitol

July 28, 2010

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Two years ago, after skiing off the summit of Quandary Peak, I began my “Summer of 14er Fever,” with the crux being an ascent of Capitol Peak with my brother Steve. A couple of weeks ago, Chris expressed desire to doing Capitol, and I thought it would be a perfect warm-up for my summer of […]

(Barely) Back to 14,000 Feet

July 6, 2010

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Chris, Joe and I ventured down to Gunnison and Lake City this past weekend to check out my brother’s new house and go on some adventures. The adventures we were looking for can most accurately be described by the footwear each of us brought: ski boots, hiking shoes, climbing shoes, and flip flops. We got […]