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Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by JChitwood » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:32 pm

A big shout out to John “wineguy” Golub who wrapped up the Centennials yesterday with a solo climb of Hagerman one week after celebrating his 70th birthday. In addition to his Centennial fun, wineguy is just five summits away from a second trip through the 14ers and has completed the western US state highpoints. He plans on hitting the easier highpoints when he’s...“old.”

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hiking with wineguy, you know he’s endlessly entertaining and relentlessly positive. Given all he’s accomplished, he’s also super humble, surely the most humble person you’ll ever meet who has a master’s degree in electrical engineering. In fact he’s so humble I hope our friendship can survive my posting this on the site.

Here’s John on the summit of Hager with Snowmass over his shoulder. I don’t know what mountaineering goal wineguy is planning to shoot for next, but don’t bet against him being the first person to finish the bicentennials. At 80.
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by daway8 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:50 pm

AWESOME!!! That's incredibly impressive! Way to keep churning them out! =D> =D> =D> \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by WildWanderer » Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:40 pm

Congratulations! Way to rock those goals!
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by bmcqueen » Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:58 am

Wow, great job John! Congrats.
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by glenmiz » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:06 am

Congratulations John! Good luck with your next goal.
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by KS Jude » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:21 am

Way to keep getting after it! You are truly an inspiration my friend.
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by climbingcue » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:11 am

Awesome work!!! Congrats...
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by Mtnman200 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:31 am

Congratulations, John! Nicely done.
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by cottonmountaineering » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:55 am

congrats!
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by sunny1 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:07 am

Great job, John!
I'm glad I got to share a few of these summits with you.
Love seeing your mug on the front page! :-D
Congratulations - it's an especially big effort from out of state!
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by greenonion » Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:26 am

Toasting a fine Malbec to you, sir! (well maybe tonight)
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Re: Wineguy finishes the 105

Post by Mountainsroam_2012 » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:32 am

Congrats, I hope I will be able to keep climbing into my 70's.. Next year my son will be 9, and I hope to get him hooked on mountain climbing, giving him a precious gift more valuable than any amount of money..
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