2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by thebeave7 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:04 pm

Awesome, best of luck with all those peaks. I'll be watching the progress, at least the California snowpack is working in your favor (extremely low).

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by MountainHiker » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:45 pm

It will be exciting tracking this as it unfolds. We bumped into John Prater a few months after his attempt and he was still recovering from the ordeal. You've done this before so you know what you're up against. If I didn't have to work I could see doing them all in a summer! I like your summary of the record transitioning from semi supported hiking to well supported ultra running. You are part of an elite few to seriously consider this. Stay safe.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by jdorje » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:55 pm

Good luck. These conditions are not easy (except on the Sangres)!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by forbins_mtn » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:54 am

Good luck, be safe and give 'em hell! I love watching these things.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Jeff Valliere » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:51 am

Good luck Andrew! Homie and I have spent many hours discussing the pros/cons of starting at various times of the season and I think you are making a good call, taking maximum advantage of daylight, likelihood of better pre-Monsoon weather if you play your cards right, perhaps the snow can be an advantage as you stated. Thanks for including this community in your adventure, I'll be following closely.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by peter303 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:08 am

Early summe you hav 15 hours of daylight, less monsoons, and smaller crowds.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by its_not_a_tuba » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:19 am

Oh no, this means my work productivity has just gone down the drain. Good luck!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Jim Davies » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:25 am

This will be fun to watch. Good luck, Andrew! Maybe you can be the Tim Duncan of 14er speed records. :)
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Zambo » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:38 am

Best of luck Andrew. It was all kinds of fun watching this unfold last summer - looking forward to seeing it play out again.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by colokeith » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:16 am

I hope all goes well with your attempt. I will be following along!!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Cthulhu 2008 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:02 am

Good luck Andrew! Be safe on the dirt bike.

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Brett M » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:41 pm

Awesome! Good luck Andrew! I am coming to CO to climb some 14ers and will be available to help (if needed). Unfortunately there isn't a lot of overlap and I won't be available until near the end starting June 26. Your crew can PM me if it turns out I could be of assistance.

I am familiar with the CA routes including some of the giant linkups. I'm happy to discuss those but it appears from reading your website you have already talked with the best source! I would be wary of the Palisade Traverse day with the western ascent/descent of Middle Pal. That day could turn into an epic...

Be safe, have fun, and good luck!
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