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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:39 am

14erFred wrote:14er trivia question: Which Colorado 14er saw the largest group of climbers on its first recorded ascent, and how how many people were there?

The generally cited first known ascent of Longs was a party of seven (Powell's group), but there's evidence that others climbed it earlier.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby 14erFred » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:11 pm

Jim Davies wrote:
14erFred wrote:14er trivia question: Which Colorado 14er saw the largest group of climbers on its first recorded ascent, and how how many people were there?

The generally cited first known ascent of Longs was a party of seven (Powell's group), but there's evidence that others climbed it earlier.

You are correct, Jim! Powell's group of seven consisted of Major J.W. Powell, W.H. Powell, William N. Byers, Jack Sumner, Ned Farrell, Samuel Garman, and L.W. Keplinger. They climbed Longs Peak together on August 23, 1868. But as you noted, unsubstantiated evidence suggests that others climbed the peak earlier. Well done!
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby 14erFred » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:58 am

14er trivia question: Who is credited with the most first ascents of Colorado 14ers?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:00 am

That would be "unknown miners". :) Or maybe Franklin Rhoda.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby rijaca » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:07 am

14erFred wrote:14er trivia question: Who is credited with the most first ascents of Colorado 14ers?


Bonus question: Who has the most first winter ascents of Colorado 14ers?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby mattpayne11 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:13 am

rijaca wrote:
14erFred wrote:14er trivia question: Who is credited with the most first ascents of Colorado 14ers?


Bonus question: Who has the most first winter ascents of Colorado 14ers?


Just gonna guess on this one - Dawson?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby 14erFred » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:55 am

14erFred wrote:14er trivia question: Who is credited with the most first ascents of Colorado 14ers?

Answer: Two climbers together made the 1st ascent of six Colorado 14ers, all during the summer of 1874: Franklin Rhoda and Allen David Wilson. Together as part of the Hayden Survey, they made first ascents of Sunshine, Uncompahgre, Sneffels, Handies, San Luis, and Mount Wilson. Mount Rhoda (13,412 ft.) in San Juan County is named for Franklin Rhoda. Both Mount Wilson and Wilson Peak are named for A. D. Wilson.

But Jim Davies' answer of "unknown miners" is probably the best! =D>

rijaca's bonus question is tough: Who has the most first winter ascents of Colorado 14ers?
I second Matt's well-considered answer of "Lou Dawson," although I have no documentation to corroborate this answer.

However, in snooping around to try to find an answer to rijaca's brain-teaser, I stumbled upon the following TR about Tom Mereness, who was the first person to climb the Colorado 14ers in Winter -- it's a fascinating read:
http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=9684&parmuser=sgladbach&np=2&cpgm=tripuser
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby 14erFred » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:00 pm

14er trivia question: How many Colorado 14ers were named for politicians?
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby tmathews » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:14 pm

14erFred wrote:14er trivia question: How many Colorado 14ers were named for politicians?


I'll take a stab at this. Five?
Evans
Lincoln
Bross
Cameron
Elbert

Not sure if Sherman or Kit Carson were a "politicians", but surely influenced politics of their respective eras.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby djkest » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:53 pm

Wilson
Evans
Humboldt
Lincoln
Elbert
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby rijaca » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:55 pm

tmathews wrote:
14erFred wrote:14er trivia question: How many Colorado 14ers were named for politicians?


I'll take a stab at this. Five?
Evans
Lincoln
Bross
Cameron
Elbert



Six. Add Belford.
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Re: 14er Trivia

Postby MtHurd » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:12 pm

I thought Windom was named after a politician? Maybe I'm wrong...

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