Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby rockdoc53 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:43 pm

Congratulations Mark. It's a real milestone.
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby Yog » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:56 pm

Wow, thanks all of you for the nice comments! It was a real pleasure climbing with Sunny, Fishdude, Jim, and of course, one of my best friends that took me up my first 14er all those years ago, Wyatt. After being weathered off and smokeed off (wildfires) this climb 3 times, gaining the summit was sweet indeed! Took me a while to clean this list, between beckoning 13ers, ice climbing, rock climbing, and trying to maintain a semblance of a social life, but it was a savory ending a long time coming, nonetheless. Huge thanks to another of my best friends and climbing partners, Steve (altitude14er), who repeated a few so I wouldn't be up there solo, and has shared countless 14er, 13er, 12, etc summits with me!

I've met a lot of really fantastic people along the way from this website, and through these meetings have created long lasting memories along some fantastic routes!

Really glad to have met those of you that I have, and hope to meet more of you fine people on many more mountains!

Big thanks to Bill Middlebrook for creating such an AWESOME and ACCURATE resource for climbing enthusiasts!

Wineguy - Nice to hear from you, I think about our conversations on Culebra regarding quantum physics, etc. often! Let me know when you come back to Colorado, maybe we can meet up for another climb.

Thanks again for the kind words everyone, see you on the trails (or in the pub! :wink: )
. . .Now, after the hours of torment . . . I have nothing more to do than breathe . . .I am nothing more than a single, narrow, gasping lung, floating over the mists and the summits.
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby lakecityrat » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:19 pm

Great work buddy! Happy trails :)
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby uwe » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:22 am

A feat to be very proud of.

What's next??
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:50 pm

Congrats, Mark. Way to stay with it. Nice work!
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby gurlyclimber » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:45 am

Congrats Mark!!!!!!
There are some trips you never fully come back from.
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby sue personett » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:45 am

Congratulations Mark!!! Sorry I'm so late with this reply. I was away or I would have congratulated you sooner. Way to persevere!!!
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby cftbq » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:19 am

Awesome. Belated congratulations!
I have been to the mountaintop, and I have seen the force
and the power that animates the universe. That may not
match up with your anthropomorphic or teleological idea of
what "god" is, but it's good enough for me.
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Re: Yog FINISHES the 14ers!

Postby kushrocks » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:29 am

Good stuff Mark. That a way to stay with it and be persistent.
“The best climber in the world is the one who is having all the fun.” – Alex Lowe
"To travel, to experience and learn, that is to live" - Sherpa Tensing Norgay (first person to Summit Mt. Everest)
"Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit" - Edward Abbey
" Don’t be afraid to move out of your comfort zone. Some of your best life experiences and opportunities will transpire only after you dare to loose."

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