Talking about holding up I am 51 and did 20 14ers in 22 days this July in the San Juan and Sawatch mountains. With driving between peaks being so far apart (El Diente Southern most to Holy Cross northern most)enoki wrote: ↑Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:13 pmBccrhp, Tornadoman, and nmjameswilson thanks for the responses! Good to know that it sounds like a doable goal.
Will definitely look to add Redcloud/Sunshine & Handies. Will just depend on how much time I can get off for work. Also will be curious to see how the body holds up on bigger consecutive days of hiking. Felt like I was getting used to it towards the end of the summer, but at the start my runs would be affected by a bigger hike for days afterwards.
it really took a toll on my body. I found I would be tired at the start of hikes (easiest parts) but as the day progressed I got stronger. I just could not eat enough and it cost me muscle so I am looking to space the climbs more next year. If you only have a small window to climb I would do as many as your body tells you you can do. This year I plan on separate trips instead of one long one to help the body out.
Here is what I did and maybe that will help in your decision making. Some days will be rain outs or in my case people wanted to climb with me on a certain peak on a certain day so plans can/will change. Happy climbing!