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14er human powered records

Postby jdawud » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:45 pm

Hi all, I'm trying to find info on 14er firsts and came across the following page.

The last paragraph reads:

"Even more obscure (unknown to me until today) is the tour of
the 14ers by Mike Whitehurst and two companions *on foot*. I
need to find out much more about this trip and would welcome
information from anyone who knows about it. This is surely a
landmark in the history of the 14ers and has not been
repeated as far as I know.

Bill Briggs"

I assume it is by THE Bill Briggs, but I've been unable to turn up any further info on this or on Mike Whitehurst.

Does anyone know anything about this?

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Re: 14er human powered records

Postby Lamb » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:27 pm

I wish I did... It seems inconceivable.

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Re: 14er human powered records

Postby klinger » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:10 am

The cliffs of Insanity!


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Re: 14er human powered records

Postby SchralpTheGnar » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:33 am

For foot powered, I would imagine it would be roughly equivalent to thru hiking something like CDT, PCT, or AT. Logistically you'd figure around 2-3k miles and 200,000 of elevation. What the mind can conceive the body can achieve. I'd be afraid of thru hiking I-70 on a weekend day.

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Re: 14er human powered records

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:58 pm

When Andrew Hamilton did his self-powered 14er record, he had an estimated distance of 1250 miles biking, 250 miles hiking, not including Culebra, but starting and finishing at his house (which probably added enough miles to compensate for Culebra).
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Re: 14er human powered records

Postby jdawud » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:25 pm

I've hiked the PCT twice and I've been planning to hike the CDT next summer. I thought of this a couple weeks ago and have been getting super pumped about the idea. I tried to find other records of such a trip, to no avail. Only the single paragraph I posted. My back of the envelope calculations are 70ish days and about 1500 miles. I've never really cared about being "the first" at anything, but if this would be the first "thru-hike of the Colorado 14ers", that would be....rad.

I may do this next summer.
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