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Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby andrewhamilton » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Congrats to 6 year old Axel Hamilton, who finished his 58th 14er yesterday on Mt. Evans. It is amazing to see the little guy go when he is fired up. It made me very tired when Axel said that next he wants to climb all of the 13ers in the state.

Axel's older brother Calvin (who finished the 14ers when he was 8) has continued climbing with us and is almost finished climbing all of the 14ers for a second time with only 6 to go.

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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:14 pm

Dang.

Congrats Axel!
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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby fahixson » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:18 pm

Wow, congrats Axel (and Calvin)! Cool pictures

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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby TomPierce » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:26 pm

What a cool kid, congrats to him!
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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby timberlinecolorado56 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:36 pm

That's amazing! Congrats! I want to see a picture of him crossing the knife edge :)

And out of curiosity, how do you motivate that young of a kid to climb all these, as I look forward to taking kids of my own on the 14ers some day.
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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby AndYouSeeMe » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:38 pm

Holy cow. I thought this was a mock thread at first! Congrats to Axel and also Calvin for both being better than me, and I know it! Ill buy you a beer at a Happy Hour in 2028.

At this rate the 13er list should fall before middle school :-D

=D>
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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:39 pm

Having run into you and Calvin and Axel several times over the past two years (San Luis, Holy Cross, one other I can't recall), I knew this was a when, not an if. Congrats to Axel and soon, Calvin again!

Please have Axel look me up next year when he is pursuing those San Juan 13ers; I need some guidance.
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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby swampthing » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:46 pm

Ill buy you a beer at a Happy Hour in 2028.


Ditto. Great work! What a terrific accomplishment at such a young age - I know he's got me beat by MANY peaks. Also, good work bringing those animal friends along for the hike :)

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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby rickinco123 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:54 pm

This is truly amazing that a 6 year old has the attention span and fortitude to stick with a thing like this, some of these mountains are a very long day. Congratulations.

Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby bergsteigen » Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:57 pm

Wow! What an amazing accomplishment! I'd ask what's next, but I'm almost afraid!

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

Edit: He's going to beat me to finishing the 13ers!!! And... GO!
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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby dehrlich101 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:02 pm

Congrats Axel! That is quite the accomplishment by age 6.
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Re: Congrats to Axel, 6 year old 14er finisher

Postby Tony1 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:04 pm

That is incredible! Big congratulations! =D>

He probably walked right across the knife edge on Capitol too, as well as other challenging/big exposure areas. Kids are brave.

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