Buying Gear?  Click Here
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...
 Peak(s):  Mt. Elbert  -  14,433 feet
 Post Date:  09/18/2011
 Date Climbed:   08/13/2011
 Posted By:  kucrew

 Mt. Elbert East Ridge   

I have a blog where we document our 14'er's.
Feel free to check it out:
http://jacqandgreg.blogspot.com/

All of our photos are posted on our blog, I will share a few below as well.

Summery:

We did it! Second attempt at Mt. Elbert was a success! The weather was perfect. We headed toward Aspen immediately after work. We made it to the upper trailhead in time to pitch the tent and started a fire before dark. We headed out by 5:30am. The hike was the hardest I’ve done so far. Mount Elbert is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains of North America, at 14,433 feet. It is located in Lake County, approximately 10 miles southwest of Leadville. It lies within the San Isabel National Forest. The hike starts out at an incline and never gives you a break. I can remember hearing all the voices of hikers as we approached the summit. I truly felt my lungs had reached their capacity and I was going to fall on my face. I am very thankful that Greg pushes me to see such beautiful rewards. The view from the top was well worth the pain I put my body through for 8.5 hours. My heart rate monitor claimed I burned over 4,000 calories. We stopped in Breckenridge for some pizza, beer & wings. Our bodies needed food and we thought it was the perfect day to indulge. Our next 14’er we have selected is Mt. Sherman at 14,036 ft. It is located in the Mosquito Range, approximately eight miles south of Mount Lincoln. Mt. Sherman is one of the most nondescript of the fourteeners, and one of the easiest to climb; it is recommended as a beginner fourteeners. It is also the only fourteeners with a successful aircraft landing on its summit. Let’s hope we do not need to use the landing strip for an emergency pick up! LOL.



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
Gene913


Rock Chalk     2011-09-18 19:16:24
Nice work, KUcrew. Keep up the good work and continue making the Jayhawk nation proud!


kucrew

Rock Chalk Jayhawk.....kkkkkkk U!     2011-09-18 20:15:13
Thank you!


Theodore


Dead dog...     2011-09-19 13:43:09
He must have been heavy to carry down.

Rock Chalk!



   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here


Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. 14ers.com and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless 14ers.com and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the 14ers.com Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2014 14ers.com®, 14ers Inc.