British Beginner Partner Quandary

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British Beginner Partner Quandary

Post by tankers94 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:20 am

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, new to alpine mountaineering in Colorado.

I am dropping by colorado for a long weekend from the 4th Feb and was wondering if anybody wanted to come and climb one of the 14ers. I am 26/m, fit, and used to mountain hiking across the british isles. Super flexible and if you have any preference or tips with routes or different 14ers then I am happy to change plans.

P.S. I have been in the USA for a while now so will not be bringing 'the british varient' with me :-D

Any tips, tricks, plans, guides, partners, welcome!

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Re: British Beginner Partner Quandary

Post by Carl_Healy » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:54 pm

Tentatively interested.

Will let you know closer to date.
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Re: British Beginner Partner Quandary

Post by nyker » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:50 am

Make sure you bring with you appropriate winter gear; layered clothing, shell, face protection, boots, snowshoes, depending on which peak you do/conditions, crampons and ice axe possibly also.
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Post by ltlFish99 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:46 pm

I'm thinking about Cameron in the next couple of weeks, since I have not been up there at all.
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Re: British Beginner Partner Quandary

Post by pbarn » Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:53 pm

Keen, pending weather and conditions.

Without having hiked with you before I'd probably want to pick a less-risky one as we're well and truly into winter by Feb (don't take it personal, it's just how it is).

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Re: British Beginner Partner Quandary

Post by peter303 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:26 am

One piece of advice is to test your stamina and gear on Loveland Pass and Mt Sniktau beforehand. The steep 12,000' to 12,800' south ridge climb will test your acclimatization and help it for a subsequent 14er. The extreme winds on many days will test your cold gear. The wind usually keeps the slope snow from becoming too deep, so microspikes and poles may suffice.

The pass road is easily accessible from I-70 on sunny days. During snowstorms like today it is usually closed, then very icy for 24 hours afterwards.
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Re: British Beginner Partner Quandary

Post by specmiata37 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:13 am

Tentative plan to climb Quandary on Saturday, Feb 6th. There will be most likely four of us.
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Re: British Beginner Partner Quandary

Post by highpilgrim » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:57 am

tankers94 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:20 am
Any tips, tricks, plans, guides, partners, welcome!
The last time I recall a Brit asking for help and partnership on this site was a remarkable meltdown that had me laughing for weeks!

Here's hoping you fare better than the Mighty Wuldier! :lol: Good luck, Tom. ... it=wuldier
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