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Peak(s):  Mt. Massive  -  14,421 feet
Post Date:  12/29/2010
Modified:  01/02/2014
Date Climbed:   12/27/2010
Posted By:  benners

 Mount Massive Winter Summit   

TR here:


  • Comments or Questions

Nice - might have to copy this climb! :)     2010-12-29 12:00:54
imagine a hard day - even though you didn't make it sound that way!


Congrats!     2010-12-29 12:01:34
Way to go on getting a long winter summit. Kiefer looks happy standing on the very top of that summit! Nice pictures documenting it all. Looks like a very rewarding day....for all 4 of you up there.


Very Cool guys!     2011-05-09 11:48:20
Nice work, you boys is fast!


I'm confused...     2011-05-02 08:23:28
you're not on Dynafits and Kiefer didn't even bring the AT setup? Worried about destroying the good boards? Strong one-day climb nonetheless. Looks like good times were had all around.


Thanks for this report and the pics!     2010-12-29 16:12:18
Several of those shots are are spectacular! 8)

I hope I can get views like that when I go for my 1st winter 14er in Feb! (Nice work!)


Excellent!     2010-12-29 16:18:24
Love the photos ... especially those nighttime photos of Leadville. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


Nice work, gentlemen...     2010-12-29 18:28:31
Tis the season for calendar winter booty. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. You have a way of making this peak seem possible as a winter day trip.

Is there anything more peaceful than a nighttime deproach? I always get the feeling I'm the last person on Earth. Pure and beautiful.


Great day out!     2010-12-30 00:13:40
Good to get out witcha again Ben. It's been far too long. Hopefully, we won't make this whole 1-2x a year thing permenent. Pictures are great! We do make a pretty dam good team to boot!
”...nighttime deproach”- sounds sexual and sinister at the same time

Not sure about AT gear now. I just got hit yesterday with some massively expensive dental work.


Already at it!     2010-12-30 16:35:35
Wow, nice trip and great TR.


Super cool     2010-12-30 21:50:58
Looks like the kinda day that will go in the history books!


Hey Benners!     2011-01-01 20:50:24
Good to see you're at it, let's get out soon. Love the pic from the summit looking southwest (with the sun-dogs). Kiefer, nicely done.

Looks like you got another new pair of boots... did you have to pause and take them off along the way?


Congrats to both of you!     2011-01-02 15:00:33
Nice report and pics. Well done!


RE:     2011-01-03 09:40:30
Thanks for the comments all!

Kiefer - I agree, thanks man for an awesome day!

Tripper - Good luck on your first!

Carl - Not worried about destroying the boards, just interested in giving the new setup a test drive.

Matt - They're actually the old boots, and yes I did as a matter of fact remove one of them in customary fashion to fix a hot spot but I made sure to do it below treeline .


Grats     2011-04-06 14:55:38
”...nighttime deproach”- sounds sexual and sinister at the same time

True statement. Congrats on a good trip.


Thanks     2011-01-06 10:38:29
Great TR. Thanks for sharing.


Very Nice!     2011-01-06 11:55:31
Those are some good looking pics you guys took. Thanks for posting.

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