New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

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New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by ChadBriggs » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:54 pm

Im wanting to come climb a 14er New Year’s Eve stepping off at midnight or stepping off early morning New Year’s Day to have a summit sunrise. I’ve done 6 peaks so far and am in great shape. Coming from out of state a day or so before. Any groups having something already organized and welcoming bodies would be great also!
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by Scott P » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:41 pm

I was thinking of doing something like this for New Years as well.
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by ChadBriggs » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:53 pm

Well, that’s a start. I have a list of the peaks I’ve bagged. I would probably suggest something class 2-3 since it will be considerable night movement but am open to suggestions. I’m coming from oklahoma so can meet in any range.
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by ChadBriggs » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:27 pm

Anyone else interested in setting something up?
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by pbarn » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:28 am

I think it’s an interesting idea, and just want to check you’ve considered the temperature on a peak on a winter’s night? For instance, Quandray this week is dropping below -30F 🥶 .

Does sound like an interesting plan and I don’t want to be “that guy” to ask the dumb question.

Have you any peaks in mind?
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by Plugugly » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:29 am

I think I'd be down for this.
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by Dignus » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:39 am

I'd be down for a sunrise hike, weather pending of course. Perhaps Elbert?
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by ChadBriggs » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:14 pm

I’m interested...
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by CaptCO » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:19 pm

pbarn wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:28 am
I think it’s an interesting idea, and just want to check you’ve considered the temperature on a peak on a winter’s night? For instance, Quandray this week is dropping below -30F 🥶 .

Does sound like an interesting plan and I don’t want to be “that guy” to ask the dumb question.

Have you any peaks in mind?
You're looking at the wind chill, not temperature at -30*
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by pbarn » Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:52 pm

CaptCO wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:19 pm
pbarn wrote:
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:28 am
I think it’s an interesting idea, and just want to check you’ve considered the temperature on a peak on a winter’s night? For instance, Quandray this week is dropping below -30F 🥶 .

Does sound like an interesting plan and I don’t want to be “that guy” to ask the dumb question.

Have you any peaks in mind?
You're looking at the wind chill, not temperature at -30*
Yes. I’m aware. I’m just really, really interested in the potential temperature of my body on a 14,000ft peak at midnight in winter :-)
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by ChadBriggs » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:18 pm

Thanks for the heads up, I’m sure weather forecast will be relied on.
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Re: New Years Eve/Day sunrise summit: looking for group

Post by Trotter » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:23 pm

You might want to fill in your peak list, so people know your experience level. Thats important to know on a winter 14er in the dark.
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