Cleve McCarty - first 14er record climber

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Cleve McCarty - first 14er record climber

Post by peter303 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:20 pm

Boulder climber hiked all 52 then-recognized 14ers in 1960 in 52 days. ... r-obituary ... tory-14ers

P.S. I changed the title from 'Early Fastest Known Time' to 'First 14er Record Climber'.
Perhaps a better description of his achievement.

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Re: Cleve McCarty - early FKT

Post by AnnaG22 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:59 pm

:( :( Very sad to hear this. My dad helped crew for him on part of those attempts (though I think 'crew' had a slightly different meaning in those days...probably they were primarily company to the hiker?).

Thoughts are with his family.
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Re: Cleve McCarty - first 14er record climber

Post by 14erFred » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 pm

Condolences to Cleve’s family and friends. May he rest in peace forever, and may his memory always be a blessing.
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