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Great work! Way to stick with it. Congratulations.
The summit is a source of power. The long view gives one knowledge and time to prepare. The summit, by virtue of the dizzying exposure, leaves one vulnerable. A bit of confidence and a dash of humility is all we get for our work. Yet to share these moments with friends is to be human. C. Anker
Congratulations from another approaching that age. Keep it up!
Aim high to end high
Crusher! Strong work!
Congrats, Tom!tomwenzl wrote: ↑Fri Aug 12, 2022 12:24 pm I started climbing 14ers in 1997. I finished the last one of the official 14ers on August 3, 2022, with Eolus, Sunlight, and Windom on the same day. It took me 25 years to do it all. I climbed all the official 14ers, plus 3 of the unofficial 14ers (less than 300 ft elevation gain from the connecting saddle). I'm fast approaching 60 years old. I didn't think I'd be able to do it. I will think about writing stories about my adventures on the peaks. My favorite was Long's peak. I had some scary moments on Kit Carson, North and South Maroon, Little Bear, Capital, and El Diente to name a few.
Does anyone have insight into how many people climb all the 14ers?
Tom Wenzl (Canon City, Colorado)
Congratulations on a huge accomplishment! Way to persevere and complete your goal!
"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life..."
Congrats Tom, amazing work!!!
Consecutive months with at least one 13er or 14er, 54 months
Congrats and very inspiring! I'm amazed at how many people have accomplished this feat!
Woohoo! Way to keep at it! Congratulations!
Congratulations! And please do share your stories!
Congratulations, Tom! Nice work sticking with it.
"Adventure without risk is not possible." - Reinhold Messner