Alan's Mountaineering
Everest Summiter 2011
7 Summits
Alan

Hi, I’m Alan Arnette and welcome to my site. Click on the site logo above for the latest updates.

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My site's climbing content has a dedicated section for each major climb including a trip report, FAQs, pictures, videos, and short stories. There are climbing resources that list my gear, training ideas and links to guides, web sites links and more. A good resource is to compare the climbs from Rainier to Everest or the 7 Summits in easy to read tables.

As a mountaineer, and I use that term loosely, I have been on 35 major climbs around the world since I started at age 38. I have climbed well above 6000 meters over ten times and Everest four times summiting on May 21, 2011 amd Manaslu (26,759' /8,156 m) in October 2013. I have climbed all of Colorado's 58 14,000' mountains. I completed climbing 7 of the 8 "7 Summits" between November 2010 and October 2011. You can read all the details on this site.

My climbs have been self funded by making climbing a priority for our family budget. Wanting to reach millions on behalf of Alzheimer's causes, I needed PR help and the Alzheimer's Immunotherapy Program of Janssen Alzheimer Immunotherapy and Pfizer Inc. funded my climbs for the 7 Summits campaign. Find information about the campaign here. Abila is the sponsor for 2014 K2

Everest Summit May 21, 2011

7 Summits 2011

Alan's Climb Summary

Asia
Antarctica
Africa
Europe
North America
South America
Oceania
Other

Everest
K2
Cho Oyu
Manaslu
Broad Peak
Shishapangma
Ama Dablam
Kala Patar
(Khumbu Trek
)
Everest Base Camp

Vinson Kilimanjaro Mt. Elbrus
Mont Blanc
Ben Nevis
Denali
Orizaba
Whitney
Rainier
58 Colorado 14ers
Longs Peak
Grand Tetons
Aconcagua
Alpamayo
Patagonia
Carstensz Pyramid
Kosciuszko
New Zealand
Ice Climbing
Rock Climbing
7 Summits

The 7 Summits

A Message of Alzheimer's Hope, Need and Urgency
from the 7 Continents in 322 Days

Kosciouszk
Carstensz Pyramid
Kilimanjaro
Elbrus

Mt. Kosciuszko
Australia yes

I summited Kosciuszko on October 27, 2011. continue


Carstensz Pyramid
New Guinea yes

I summited Carstensz Pyramid on October 22, 2011 with Mountain Trip's Scott Woolums. continue

Kilimanjaro
Africa yes

I summited Kilimanjaro on September 19, 2011 with IMG's Eben Reckord. continue

Mt. Elbrus
Europe yes

I summited Mount Elbrus on August 11, 2011 with Moscow operator AlpsIndustria. continue
Denali
Everest
Aconcagua
Vinson

Mt. McKinley
North America climbed

I reached 17,200' at the High Camp on Denali in mid July 2011 with Mountain Trip. continue

Mt. Everest
Asia yes

I summited Mt. Everest at 5:00 AM on May 21, 2011 via the South Col route with IMG Sherpa, Kami Sherpa. continue

Aconcagua
South America yes

I summited on January 29, 2011 with IMG's Peter Anderson. continue

Vinson
Antarctica yes

I summited on December 9, 2010 with IMG's Phil Ershler. continue

Alan's Climb Detail

When & Where
MOUNTAIN
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Pictures & Trip Reports

July 2014
Pakistan

K2 Climb in 2014
K2
28,251; - 8611m
My attempt to summit K2, the world's 2nd highest mountain and one of the world's most difficult and dangerous in July 2014 to further the fight against Alzheimer's. Sponsored by Abila with Advocacy through Us Against Alzheimer's. This is one of my Memories are Everything® climbs Dispatches, FAQ

September 2013
Nepal

Manaslu
Manaslu
26,759' -8156m
I summited the 8th highest peak on September 25, 2013, Manaslu at 26,759 feet 8156 meters in Nepal. The route was the most difficult in years due to a large avalanche in 2012 plus other mountain movements and a low snow year. The tiny summit was scary indeed! 2013 Trip report, FAQ
July 2012
Washington, US
Rainier
Mt. Rainier
14,410' - 4392m
I returned to climb Rainier via the Emmons-Winthrop route in July 2012 with several good friends in including Jim Davidson. We summited in good form on a rare perfect day for Rainier. 2012 Trip Report,FAQ
July 2012
Peru
AlpamayoAlpamayo
19,511' - 5947 m
I summited Alpamayo on July 3, 2012 via the French Direct route with a small team from Altitude Junkies. It was physical and technical snow/ice climb up the face with amazing views of the Cordella Blanca range. 2012 Trip Report, FAQ, Pictures
March 2012
UK, Scotland
Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis
4,409' - 1344m

I summited Ben Nevis on March 5, 2012. I used the technical Tower Ridge, one of the classics in mountaineering. While not the altitude challenge of 8000m peaks, Ben offers significantly technical challenge and is thoroughly enjoyable.

2012 Trip Report
FAQ
October 2011
Australia
Kosciuszko
Kosciuszko
7,310' - 2229m

I summited Kosciuszko on October 27, 2011. It was a fun and easy climb with beautiful views of the Snowy Mountain Range. While a walk up, this final climb in my 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's provided another opportunity send our message of hope, need and urgency to find a cure Alzheimer's, improve early detection and support family caregivers.

This was my 8th climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything®.

2011 Trip Report

Photo Gallery

FAQs

October 2011
Papua New Guinea
Carstensz Pyramid
Carstensz Pyramid
16,023' - 4884m

I summited Carstensz Pyramid on October 22, 2011 with Scott Woolums of Mountain Trip. Carstensz was a maze of logistics challenges, difficult conditions and rewarding climbing, including the infamous Tyrolean traverse across a 50' gap. I have a great video of me pulling myself upside down across the suspended cable. But the real challenge was just getting there. We arranged a helicopter to avoid the 6 day jungle trek but barely made it in and out.

This was my 7th climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything®.

2011 Trip Report

Photo Gallery

FAQs

September 2011
Africa

Kilimanjaro
Mt. Kilimanjaro
19,340' - 5896m

I summited Kilimanjaro on September 19, 2011 with Eben Reckord of IMG. Kili is one of the world's highest volcanoes and considered a walk-up by many climbers but still represents a deadly threat with a very large vertical gain and harsh summit conditions. We took the Machame route that started in the jungle and went through five microclimates to the summit. Our team had 100% success.

This was my 6th climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything®.

2011 Trip Report

Photo Gallery

FAQs

August 2011
Russia

ElbrusMt. Elbrus
18,513' - 5642m

I summited Elbrus on August 11, 2011 climbing from the less common north side. Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe and is located in Southern Russia. It was a fast climb taking only 5 days once I arrived in Russia. The climb was good but the Russian experience was better.

This was my 5th climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything®.

2011 Trip Report

Photo Gallery

FAQs

June/July 2011
Alaska
Denali
Denali
20,320' - 6,193m

I reached 17,200' at the High Camp on Denali in mid July 2011. We did not summit due to hurricane force winds on the summit after waiting for 8 days for better conditions. I consider this a non-summit and not a failure similar to how Alzheimer's researchers feel when a clinical trial does not result in their original objectives. Every effort results in lessons and I was able to forward the message of hope, need and urgency for an Alzheimer's cure during my climb.

This was the 4th climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything®.

2011 Trip Report

Photo Gallery

FAQs

April/May, 2011
Nepal
Everest
Everest
29,035 - 8850m

I summited Everest on May 21, 2011 from the South side. I had trained hard with previous 18 months and approached this attempt completely differently from my previous efforts. The trip report is a very compete description of my cause, climb and detailed account of the summit night.

This was the 3rd climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything®.

2011 Trip Report
April 2011
Nepal
Lobuche East
Lobuche East
20,075' - 6119m
I summited Lobuche East as part of my acclimatization process for my successful summit of Everest a few weeks later. It was a more of a high altitude trek across steep snow slopes - perfect training for the lower sections of Everest. Many teams now use Lobuche East for acclimatization to eliminate at least one trip through the Khumbu Icefall. 2011 Trip Report
January, 2011
Argentina
Aconcagua
Aconcagua
22,902' - 6980m

We summited on January 29, 2011. Aconcagua is the highest peak outside of the Himalaya at 22,897'. While not a technical climb per se, it is known for harsh winds and extremely cold temperatures on summit day. We had a great team led by IMG and 100% success rate.

This was the 2nd climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything® and my third summit on three climbs of Aconcagua!

2011 Dispatches,
pictures, videos
FAQ
December 2010
Antarctica
Vinson
Mt. Vinson
16,067' - 4897m

We summited on December 9th. 600 miles from the South Pole, Mount Vinson was the last of the 7 Summits to be conquered and is known for some of the worst weather on the planet. The view of endless ice and snow from Vinson's summits was one of the most astounding scenes I have ever witnessed.

This was the 1st climb of the 7 Summits Climb for Alzheimer's: Memories are Everything®.

Trip report, Video and Pictures
April 2010
California
WhitneyMt. Whitney
14,491' - 4416m
Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower United States. Denali is the highest in Alaska. I summited it via the Mountaineer's Route with a new group of friends. It was a wonderful experience on a worthy route. The weather was perfect and I admire those who summit in extreme conditions. Trip Report, Video and Pictures
April/May, 2008
Nepal
Everest
Everest
29,035' -
8850m
I returned to Everest in 2008, to attempt the South side again as part of The Road Back to Mt. Everest . I had trained hard with four previous high altitude climbs in the prior 8 months. I felt great the majority of the climb but felt it was too dangerous for me to continue and turned back at the Balcony or 27,500' (8300m) which was 1535 ' short of the highest point on earth. This was my highest altitude ever reached. I have written an extensive document on the experiences during this climb as impacted by the Chinese Olympic torch summit and closure of the north and heavy restrictions on the south side. It is a PDF document named Everest 2008: Mountain of Politics Dispatches, Trip Report, Pictures, FAQ
January, 2008
Mexico
Orizaba
Orizaba
18,880' - 5730m
Orizaba is the 3rd highest mountain in North America after Denali and Logon. This was my last climb on The Road Back to Mt. Everest before Everest. I summited with my good friends Patrick, Robert, Scott and Dave. It was a nice climb and is a nice introduction to higher altitude climb. Dispatches,
Pictures &
Videos
January, 2008
Argentina
Aconcagua
Aconcagua
22,902' - 6980m
I returned to Aconcagua and summited again in 2008 as part of my training for The Road Back to Mount Everest. Please enjoy the dispatches sent by sat phone directly from the summit! 2008 Dispatches,
pictures, videos
FAQ
Sept/Oct, 2007
Tibet
Shisha Pangma
Shishapangma

26,335' - 8027m
Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain on Earth and the lowest of the 8000m mountains, this was a climb on The Road Back to Mt. Everest. Weather conspired to stop all but two climbers in 2007. I topped out at 7000m or 23,000' in excellent health and raised some money for the Cure Alzheimer's Fund - so I was pleased. Dispatches, Pictures & Videos,FAQ

June 2007
Alaska

Denali
Denali
20,320' - 6,193m
In 2007, I reached 17,000 before turning back with a mystery illness. This was a climb on The Road Back to Mt. Everest. Trip Report, Pictures, FAQ
June, 2006
Pakistan
Broad Peak
Broad Peak

26,401' - 8047m
This was an expedition to climb Broad Peak and then to "have a good showing" on K2. I reached 21,000' on Broad or Camp 2 before abandoning the climb due to weakness that resulted from a severe bug I contracted on the trek in. The Karakorum ranges was magnificent and I was very lucky to have unbelievable weather for the month I spent there. I improved my dispatches by sending audio, video and written dispatches with pictures real time from all over the mountains. Other than the bug, it was a great trip! Dispatches, Pictures, Videos, FAQ,
K2 Pictures
February, 2005
Argentina
Aconcagua
Aconcagua
22,902' - 6980m
I summited Aconcagua in February 2005. It was my first climb above 20,000' since Everest in 2003. It is one of the "7 Summits" since it is the highest mountain in South America. Please enjoy the dispatches sent by sat phone directly from the summit! 2005 Dispatches, pictures, videos
FAQ
July, 2004
Washington, US
Rainier
Mt. Rainier
14,410' - 4392m
A nice alpine climb similar to Mont Blanc or a smaller version of Denali. I summited along with eight friends in July 2004. We had absolutely perfect conditions, rare for Rainier, and made the summit in a swift five hours and twenty minutes from camp Muir. Dispatches, Pictures,
FAQ
July, 2004
Oregon, US
Hood
Mt. Hood
11,237' - 3452m
A straight forward US West Coast volcano complete with some steep slopes to the summit. I summited Hood with two friends a few days prior to climbing Mt. Rainier. After spending the past two years on Everest, it was nice to climb in the U.S. but more importantly to be back in my crampons and on a rope with good friends. Trip Report, Pictures
April/May, 2003
Nepal
Everest
Everest
29,035' -
8950m
I returned to Everest in 2003, to attempt the South side again. While it was incredible to be back only ten months after my 2002 climb, it was a big disappointment with altitude sickness and weather problems. I knew about halfway through I would not summit so I reset my goal to go as high as I could - safely - and reached 27,200' (8250m), the exact same spot as 2002. Dispatches, Trip Report, Pictures, FAQ
April/May, 2002
Nepal
Everest
Everest
29,035' - 8850m
In 2002 I attempted Everest using the Southeast ridge route. This was my most difficult climb thus far due to the length of the trip, logistics and health. I reached 27,200' (8250m), a personal record, before turning back just below the balcony due to a lung infection. It was a fabulous trip that I never anticipated making when I starting climbing seven years earlier. Dispatches, Trip Report, Pictures, FAQ

July, 2001
Alaska

Denali
Denali
20,320' - 6,193m
North America's highest mountain, Denali was easier than I expected. It was mostly snow slopes with a few difficult sections above the Basin camp. We reached Denali pass at 18,200' before extreme weather turned us back. Trip Report, Pictures, FAQ
Multiple
Colorado
Most of my rock climbing has been in Colorado. It has proven invaluable to have rock experience on the 8,000 m peaks. Pictures
October, 2000
Nepal
Ama Dablam, Nepal
Ama Dablam
22,494' - 6,856m
Maybe my most satisfying climb. When I first saw it, I never considered climbing Ama Dablam . Technical climbing with both rock and ice, it was very satisfying to summit this beautiful mountain in Nepal. This summit gave me confidence to attempt Everest. Trip Report, Pictures, FAQ
September, 2000
Wyoming
I wanted more experience with technical rock climbing before Ama Dablam. I found summiting the Grand a nice challenge and learned a lot. Pictures
February, 2000, 2004, 2006
Colorado
Technical ice climbing at the Ouray Ice Park is a special time. Man-made frozen waterfalls creates a nice environment to learn or improve ice climbing skills. Pictures
December, 1999
New Zealand
  The Milford Track is called the 'most beautiful walk in the world'. Cathy and I found it just that as we brought in the millennium. Pictures
July, 1999
Alaska
Granite Range, St. Ellias
9,566' - 2,915m
This was a trip for me to learn more about technical climbing on rock and ice. Flew to a remote glacier by Paul Klaus of Ultima Thule. No
September, 1998
Tibet
Cho Oyu
Cho Oyu
26,907 - 8,201m
My first 8,000m peak. I climbed it from Tibet. A 5 week expedition, Cho Oyu is the world's 6th tallest mountain. I reached 26,600' (8,060m) before turning back. It was a learning experience that I never forgot. Trip Report, Pictures, FAQ
July, 1998
June, 1998
July, 1995
France
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
15,771 - 4,807m
Similar to Denali without all the logistical difficulties but Mont Blanc can be deadly. I used it as training for Cho Oyu. It is the highest peak in Europe and France and my first true snow summit in '95. Pictures,FAQ
March, 1998
Switzerland
Monta Rosa (Dufourspitze)
15,203' - 4,633m
The highest peak in Switzerland, the summit was used in training for Cho Oyu No
July, 1997
Greenland
  Family vacation with icebergs, midnight sun, dog sleds and more. Pictures
April, 1997
Nepal
Kala PatarKala Patar
18,055' - 5,503m
My first trip to Nepal and the Khumbu. it was three weeks of trekking in Mt. Everest's Khumbu region. I saw Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu and Everest from the summit the first time on this trip. It was also my first exposure to the special charm of the Sherpa people.
Pictures
August, 1995
France
Tour Ronde
12,456' - 3,796m
A semi-technical mountain near Chamonix, it was my first real summit with technical mixed climbing No
August, 1995
France
Le Buet
11,678' - 3,559m
A small peak near Mont Blanc, it was my first summit in the Alps. No
February, 1995
Argentina

Fitz RoyFitz Roy
A two week trek around Patagonia , I went to the Fitz Roy and Cierro Torri base camps. I still think this has to be the last unspoiled area on Earth. Pictures
March, 1994
New Zealand
  My first big trip. I 'tramped' the Routbourn and Capels tracks and did my first Bungyjump. My favorite country on the Planet. Pictures
Colorado 14ers - all 54 (58) summited
FAQs
August 2010
Colorado
Sunlight Peak
14,064', 4286m
My last 14er. A great summit climb with class 4 exposure Trip Report, Pictures, Video
August 2010
Colorado
Windom Peak
14,087', 4293m
Nice rocky ridge climb with a few moves a complex summit Trip Report, Pictures
August 2010
Colorado
Mt Eolus
14,088', 4294m
A very fun class 3 climb made interesting with a long narrow catwalk Trip Report, Pictures, Video
August 2010
Colorado
North Mt. Eolus
14,039', 4279m
A very fun class 3 climb made interesting with a long narrow catwalk Trip Report, Pictures, Video
July 2010
Colorado
Mt. Wilson
14,246', 4342m
Excellent class 3/4 rock climbing via the North Buttress to Diente and Traverse to Wilson. Final climb to the summit is a lot of fun Trip Report, Pictures, video
July 2010
Colorado
El Diente
14,159', 4315m
Excellent class 3/4 rock climbing via the North Buttress to Diente and Traverse to Wilson. The North Buttress offers a good alternative to the normal scree route Trip Report, Pictures, video
May 2010
Colorado
Little Bear Peak
14,037', 4278m
One of the toughest 14ers but very attainable with winter snow. Trip Report, Pictures, video
September 2009
Colorado
Blanca Peak
14,345', 4372m
A deceiving climb that looks harder than it is for the 4th tallest 14er Trip Report, Pictures, video
September 2009
Colorado
Ellingwood Point
14,042', 4280m
A simple talus and scree climb in the Sangre de Cristo rage Trip Report, Pictures, video
September 2009
Colorado, 2 summits
Capital Peak
14,130', 4306m
This defines class 4 climbing in Colorado. The Knife Edge on the summit ridge makes it even more interesting. Absolutely one of the best 14er experiences. Trip Report, Pictures, video
September 2009
Colorado
Snowmass Peak
14,092', 4295m
A remote 14er in the Elk range. Enjoyed climbing the S-Ridge up; not the 2000' scree climb down! Trip Report, Pictures, video
August 2009
Colorado
Pyramid Peak
14,018', 4272m
One of the most difficult and dangerous 14ers. A very satisfying summit experience. Trip Report, Pictures, video
August 2009
Colorado, 2 summits
Conundrum Peak
14,060', 4285m
Not one of the official 54 but a nice easy climb in the Elk range and still a 14er! Trip Report, Pictures, video
July 2009
Colorado
Wilson Peak
14,265', 4348m
Very remote with a nice rock scramble to the true summit. Trip Report, Pictures, video
July 2009
Colorado
Mt. Sneffels
14,265', 4348m
Worthy of a climb just because it is near Ouray, a nice scree scramble with a surprise near the top. Trip Report, Pictures, video
July 2009
Colorado
San Luis Peak
14,265', 4348m
A beautifully remote walk-up with a stunning approach lined with beaver ponds. Trip Report, Pictures, video
June 2009
Colorado, 2 summits
Castle Peak
14,265', 4348m
A true mountain climb nestled in the Elk range. Summited via the North Face Couloir in whiteout conditions during a June snowstorm Trip Report, Pictures, video
September 2008
Colorado
Humboldt Peak
14,064', 4286m
An easy, short Colorado 14er with amazing views from the summit. Trip Report, Pictures, video
September 2008
Colorado, 2 summits
Crestone Needle
14,197 feet, 4327m
One of the tougher Colorado 14er requiring Class 4 rock climbing to the summit. Traversed from Peak to Needle in 2010, exceptional experience. Trip Report, Pictures, video
August 2008
Colorado
Culebra Peak
14,051' - 4282m
The only 14er on private land this peak is alone and pristine deep in southern Colorado Trip Report, Pictures, video
August 2008
Colorado
Mount Lindsey
14,047' - 4281m
A Colorado 14er offering some great class 3/4 rock climbing near the summit Trip Report, Pictures, video
July 2008
Colorado
Wetterhorn Peak
14,020 ' - 4273m
Challenging rock climbing near the top makes for a satisfying climb. Trip Report, pictures, video
July 2008
Colorado
Uncompahgre Peak
14,314 ' - 4362m
Stunning green basins below this butte-like peak. Trip Report, pictures, video
July 2008
Colorado
Handies Peak
14,053 ' - 4283m
The American Basin trailhead is the best part of this short and very easy walkup. Need 4WD to get there. Trip Report, pictures, video
July 2008
Colorado
Sunshine Peak
14,006 ' - 4269m
Cross a 1.5 mile saddle from Redcloud to reach Sunshine. A little work but a great payoff with wonderful views Trip Report, pictures, video
July 2008
Colorado
Redcloud Peak
14,037 ' - 4278m
An easy walk-up with great views in the basins. Go in the middle of the summer for the wildflowers Trip Report, pictures, video
June 2008
Colorado
Mt. Yale
14,204 ' - 4329 m
A little remote but with trailhead off paved road. Beautiful approach to the mountain itself. Trip Report, pictures, video
June 2008
Colorado
Mt. Antero
14,276' - 4351m
Tough 4WD road to get to high trailhead. More of a road hike than something remote. Trip Report, pictures, video
August 2007
Colorado
Kit Carson Peak
14,165' - 4317m
A climb with character adjacent to Challenger Trip Report, pictures, video
August 2007
Colorado
Challenger Peak
14,081' - 4292m
A spectacular approach via Willow Lake and then a short and steep climb to the ridge Trip Report, pictures, video
July 2007
Colorado
Mt. of the Holy Cross
14,005' - 4269m
An enjoyable climb that is easier than it looks Trip Report, pictures, video
July 2007
Colorado
Mt. Columbia
14,067' - 4289m
An arduous hike when done from any route ... Trip Report, Pictures
May 2007
Colorado
Missouri Mountain
14,067' - 4289m
A highly enjoyable late winter snow climb up the north face. Trip Report, Pictures, Videos
August 2006
Colorado
Mt. Massive
14,421' - 4396m
A rewarding climb using the less popular southeast ridge route. Had a little snow, rain, hot and cold! Trip Report, pictures
August 2006
Colorado
Tabeguache Peak
14,155' - 43m
Adjacent to Shavano, we climbed Tab via the saddle and were rewarded with nice views of Shav. Trip Report, pictures, video
August 2006
Colorado
Mt Shavano
14,226' - 4339m
A nice 14er start starts steep and ends steep with great views of the Arkansas Valley Trip Report, pictures, video
April 2006
Colorado, 3 summits
Pikes Peak
14,115' - 4,302m
The normal class 1 Barr Trail route was slightly more difficult in the early spring snows. A long but satisfying climb. In 2007, my partners and I traversed Pikes from west to east. Along, long day with an appreciated night at Barr camp on the east slopes. Trip Report, Pictures
October 2005
Colorado
Mount Sherman
14,042' - 4280m
Probably the easiest 14er in Colorado but interesting with all the ghost mine towns around

Trip Report, Pictures, Videos

September 2005
Colorado
La Plata Peak
14,336' - 4370m
An interesting 14er with something for every climber

Trip Report, Pictures,Videos

August 2005
Colorado, 2 summits

Crestone Peak
14,294' - 4357m
One of the most difficult 14ers. Traversed from Peak to Needle in 2010, exceptional experience. Trip Report,
Pictures, Videos
August 2005
Colorado
Huron Peak
14,012' - 4271m
A short and easy walk-up with some surprises on the last 500 ' Trip Report, Pictures,Videos
July 2005
Colorado
Maroon Bells Traverse
Peak (s): 14,146' - 4286 m
Bell (n): 14,014' - 4246 m
One of Colorado's four classic fourteener traverses between the Maroon Bells, this was long and sometimes difficult requiring rock climbing experience. A wonderfully satisfying climb! Trip Report, Pictures, Videos
June 2005
Colorado
Mount Princeton
14,197' - 4,327 m
A very easy 14er with great views of 30 14ers plus the Arkansas Valley Trip Report, pictures, video
June 2005
Colorado, 2 summits
Mount Harvard
14,420' - 4,395 m
An enjoyable climb through a nice remote basin. A nice ridge connects to Mount Columbia. Climbed the traverse to Mt. Columbia on July 2007. Very long day. Trip Report, pictures,video
May 2005
Colorado
Mt. Oxford
14,160' - 4316m
A straightforward 14er with great views! Trip Report, pictures, video
May 2005
Colorado, 2 summits
Mt. Belford
14,205' - 4330m
One of the easiest 14ers but steep with 4560' gain in just 4 miles Trip Report, pictures, video
June 2004
Colorado
North Massive
14,340' - 4342m
The highest series of 14er summits in the US Trip Report, pictures, video
June 2004
Colorado, 2 summits
Mt. Evans
14,260' - 4321m
An easy 14er but the Chicago Lakes route is challenging. Trip Report, pictures, video
May 2004
Colorado, 5 summits
Mt. Bierstadt
14,065' - 4262m
One of the easiest 14ers Trip Report, pictures, video
May 2004
Colorado, 10 summits
Quandary Peak
14,270' - 4324m
An easy 14er but snow covered in early May Trip Report, pictures
June, 2003
Colorado, 5 summits
Torreys Peak
14,272' - 4,250m
Great summit - small and sharp like it should be! Adjacent peak to Grays. Trip Report, Pictures
June, 2003
Colorado,7 summits
Grays Peak
14,279' - 4,352
Simple trekking peak Trip Report, Pictures
September 1994
Colorado, 2 summits
Mt Bross
14,177'' - 4,321m
A simple Colorado 14er adjacent to Mt. Democrat Trip Report
September 1994
Colorado, 2 summits
Mt. Democrat
14,152' - 4,313m
Another Colorado 14er. It is adjacent to Mt. Lincoln Trip Report
September 1994
Colorado, 2 summits
Mt. Lincoln
14,291' - 4,355m
A trekking peak in the Rockies. Trip Report
September 1994
Colorado
Mt. Elbert
14,440' - 4,401m
The highest peak in Colorado yet not difficult at all, just a long day. Trip Report
Colorado
34 summits

Most recently in April 2014
Longs Peak
Longs Peak
14,259' - 4,346m
My local 14er, Longs Peak serves as a great training climb throughout the year. There are many routes ranging from moderate to extremely technical. It almost killed me in 1992 but is a nice day climb today!

I have climbed on Longs over 150 times, summited 34 via the Northwest Couloir, Cables (North Face), Lamb's Slide, Loft and Keyhole routes.
Trip Report, Pictures, Video, FAQ

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