Brian Thomas wrote:bandofbrothersomaha wrote:Leading 175 men and young men up La Plata Peak in late July ... Leading 75 men up Oxford/Belford combo in late July
I looked at your website and think that's great what you're doing, but have you considered the impact on trails, erosion, et cetera of taking 175 people up the mountain? And how would you feel if during your planned solo ascents of Yale and Missouri there were 175 other people on the summit with you?
That's an ordinary weekend day on Quandary. And I'd never expect solitude on a Sawatch 14er in the summer.
Better he take that many people up a mountain with a well-established trail and with easy road access than something more remote on sketchier terrain.