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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by bmcqueen » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:22 am

Congrats Alec! Your passion and dedication are obvious. I think you’ll find in “wanting it all” that finishing the 14ers is just the beginning of what can be a long and fulfilling journey in the mountains. I personally hope you stay engaged in the forum, keep seeking out partners and mentors and keep building your skills. So much more awaits. One piece of unsolicited advice that is always rattling around in the back of my head that I’ll share - just because you love the mountains, it doesn’t mean they love you too. They remain, cold, hard, unfeeling and unforgiving places - keep your guard up and give them the respect they deserve as you venture beyond the 14ers (end unsolicited advice - hope you’ll forgive me for offering it).
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by daway8 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:35 am

Congrats Alec! Like many on here I had my doubts about you at first but you really stuck with it and learned and grew as you took on the challenges. Great way to finish and quite the impressive time frame too! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:52 am

Congrats Alec! Awesome job finishing so fast!! Now the fun begins with the 800 or so 13ers :-D
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by Dan_Suitor » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:53 am

Congratulations Alec =D> . Quite an accomplishment. Curious of where you decide to go from here.
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by greenonion » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:07 am

Congrats, Alec! Very well done!
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by JQDivide » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:21 am

Survived the peaks, the forum and immaturity.
Growth is always good (though painful at times).
Keep growing. Keep hiking.
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by Jenna N S » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:38 am

Does that mean the entertaining posts and shitting on CapCo is done, too!?!? :cry:

But for real - congratulations!
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by nsaladin » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:16 am

Congrats! As others have mentioned, this site is very helpful down the road even after you check off every peak. Heck of an accomplishment getting them done in a year!
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by TakeMeToYourSummit » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:30 am

Congrats on the (almost) 700 posts! Oh... and finishing the 14ers... that's pretty good too. :roll: Although I never had any personal beef with you - I can see how you rub some people the wrong way. Good luck on your future journeys and my advice is to take bmqueen's advice! :mrgreen:
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by stephakett » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:56 am

pvnisher wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:15 am
Re-register as MajorCO

Congrats Alec- good luck on the Cents/Bi's, winter finishes or whatever you're working on next
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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by CaptCO » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:47 am

Thanks everyone,

Living in Colorado for a year and hiking the 14ers has made me a better person, and opened the gates for so much more to come. Hope to see some of you on the trail

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Re: Capt. CO Finisher

Post by Ivar » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:39 pm

Wow, congratulations! Hope to meet you on a Colorado mountain one of these days. I've found your posts to be very helpful, thanks!
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