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 Peak(s):  Winter 14ers - 14,000 feet
 Post Date:  03/16/2011 Modified: 05/12/2011
 Date Climbed:   02/02/1990
 Posted By:  sgladbach

 Tom Mereness and Jim Bock   


Rare Articles Documenting Tom Mereness and Jim Bock



Tom and Jim accomplished their goals before common usage of the internet. It is hard to find information. Now these articles will be loaded where they might be read. They are linked in my Mt. Evans final Winter 14er TR, so once it's off the front page, the Evans TR will be where people would normally find them.

If you double-click on these articles, they will open and you can enlarge them to read them


Tom Mereness was the First Person to Climb the Colorado 14ers in Winter (1976-1992)

Boulder Daily Camera, 1992

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Jim Bock was the Second Person to Climb the Colorado 14ers in Winter (1984-1997)

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Tom Mereness, Jim Bock, Chuck Huss , Ken Nolan in the Soviet Pamirs (1985)

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Aron Ralston 3rd Winter Finisher- Aspen Times


Click Here to Read Trip Report for Fourth Finisher -Steve Gladbach


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Jim, Aron, Tom, Steve

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Mount Wilsom from El Diente (Jim on summit)

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Wilson Peak from El Diente



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  • Comments or Questions (7)
Summit Lounger


History     2011-03-17 16:33:36
Great read about the history of winter ascents. Thanks for posting it.


CarpeDM


One thing this makes clear:     2011-03-17 12:56:45
Steve, you need to grow a beard!


kushrocks


Winter 14ers     2011-03-17 10:10:53
Pardon my language but thats BAD ASS!!!


Jay521


Wonderful     2011-03-17 06:39:52
Very nice, Steve. Thanks for these.


rking007


In the first article about Tom...     2011-03-17 07:20:15
80 trips and had only seen 3 people!? Man, things have changed over the last 30 years.


Dancesatmoonrise


Thanks     2011-03-16 21:54:27
Great idea, Steve. I enjoyed the read.


dmccool


great articles Steve     2011-03-16 20:14:46
Thanks for posting these and congratulations, again, to you. Truly elite.



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