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Fall 2013

Post by Kane » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:27 pm

Here's my yearly Fall collection of images to the passionate hiking and climbing community of 14er.com. At 43, I'm no longer going to make a summit. I'm done. From Iroquois Peak/The Catamount/Peak L/West Beckwith/Nakai/Pico Asilado/ to little know peak in the IPW called, Cherokee Peak/UN12,130...... to Mount Elbert... Ive seen the terrain. Over the years, I made over 400 summits in Colorado and now, due to the pain of getting old Ive found my niche in Colorado Mountain Scenery Photography. A bit before 14ers.com I made my way into Summitpost.com. http://www.summitpost.org/users/kane/499?confirm_post= Still love that site, but in the end the community resides here.

Years of hiking has led me down this path. I don't need a summit, the beauty is everywhere. As much as I want to revisit magical places from my strongest days with magical light, it just hurts too much. For those of you that are young and strong, climb everything now, you will never regret the memories. These memories will shape your life, and you will be known for what you do.

http://www.kaephotography.com/gallery/fall2013/
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by jaymz » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:51 pm

Congratulations on a great climbing career and on surviving it! =D> And kudos to you for knowing your limits and "retiring." I know that can't be an easy decision. Thanks for your perspective, especially for us younger guys who just assume we'll be doing this well into our 80s.
And beautiful pictures, at least from what I can tell on my phone :-D
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by climbing_rob » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:11 am

Good!!! Now I can catch up to you on total number of Catamount ascents... when I was there a couple weeks ago, you were one ahead of me.

But really, your photography has been a true inspiration for me personally, so much so that I study your images. Hope to see you in the hills, if not on any more summits!!!
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by sunny1 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:58 am

Kane wrote:Here's my yearly Fall collection of images to the passionate hiking and climbing community of 14er.com. At 43, I'm no longer going to make a summit. I'm done. From Iroquois Peak/The Catamount/Peak L/West Beckwith/Nakai/Pico Asilado/ to little know peak in the IPW called, Cherokee Peak/UN12,130...... to Mount Elbert... Ive seen the terrain. Over the years, I made over 400 summits in Colorado and now, due to the pain of getting old Ive found my niche in Colorado Mountain Scenery Photography. A bit before 14ers.com I made my way into Summitpost.com. http://www.summitpost.org/users/kane/499?confirm_post= Still love that site, but in the end the community resides here.

Years of hiking has led me down this path. I don't need a summit, the beauty is everywhere. As much as I want to revisit magical places from my strongest days with magical light, it just hurts too much. For those of you that are young and strong, climb everything now, you will never regret the memories. These memories will shape your life, and you will be known for what you do.

http://www.kaephotography.com/gallery/fall2013/
I haven't had a chance to view these links, but I will. Your pics consistently ROCK! :bow: Thank you for sharing them! =D>

While it's up to you how you'd like to enjoy the mountains and scenery of CO, there are plenty of us out here with more "mileage on the odometer" climbing mountains.
I don't see 43 as OLD.
I hope you've had or considered a medical consult if you're in that much pain at the YOUNG age of 43.
My humble 0.02.
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by painless4u2 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:53 am

Great photos! But I've got to agree with Sunny1, 43 isn't too old to keep climbing! I'm 59 and still love it, beginning my repeats now. In fact, on my 58th summit (on Culebra) this year I met a lady who was 72, still working through her completion. Unless the "thrill is gone", or due to a physical impairment, keep on keeping on!
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by bonehead » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:56 am

Never give in.
Never give in.
Never, never, never, never—
in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in.......

At 45 I thought I would never climb a mountain again.
At 60 I enjoy more summits than ever.
The future is an open book
that has not been written yet.
A long road awaits us all.
Never give in.
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by TravelingMatt » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:23 pm

Crap, I'm 43 in three weeks. I didn't realize I was done.
You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough. -- William Blake
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by highpilgrim » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:43 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:Crap, I'm 43 in three weeks. I didn't realize I was done.
f**k! I'm probably dead already. In the time since I was 43 I've summited over a hundred peaks. Zombie mountaineering.

The victims are clearly the last to realize their fate.
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by Kane » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Thanks for the motivating comments. True, 43 is not old. I never said 43 is the place to give up. I speak to pain that keeps me in check. I have way too many climbing friends that continue to amaze me at ages way beyond 43.

My "pain" comments were to somewhat disguise my recent diagnoses of "Chronic Iliopsoas Contraction Syndrome." BTW, almost 100% confirmed from my hiking and climbing days. I'll say this, read up on this hidden prankster of pain. I'll guarantee a few from this community will have to deal with these symptoms at some point.

Overall I'm very happy with my transition. Believe me, I'm glad those days are over. I feel like I did it right, I climbed in beautiful country vs climbing a list. Thus I have so many places to go back to and shoot beautiful scenes.

Thanks again and Happy Climbing!
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Re: Fall 2013

Post by yorksman » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:32 am

Kane,

Great fall stuff as always, sorry to hear you summit days are done. We still need to get out one of these days.

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