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Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby thebeave7 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:36 pm

Well, with Homie very graciously bowing out today (sadden it didn't work out), I will do my best to pick up the torch. Tomorrow morning (8/31) around 6am I will be starting out from the Fish Hatchery just outside Leadville with an ultimate goal of summitting 14 sawatch 14ers enroute to the Blank Gulch TH in under 60hours (some time Sunday, FKT of 54:57). Here is a little info on the route...
http://mattmahoney.net/nolans14/

Here is my SPOT, which will officially go live tomorrow morning with the auto-tracking function, hopefully providing 10min updates.
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=00mPJfYBVlOxsLspkMIq9D9PnBZsDmlCl

Hope everyone has a fantastic long weekend in the mountains.

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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby ajkagy » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:48 pm

yea Eric! will be watching this closely!

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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby tmathews » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:49 pm

thebeave7 wrote:Well, with Homie very graciously bowing out today (sadden it didn't work out), I will do my best to pick up the torch. Tomorrow morning (8/31) around 6am I will be starting out from the Fish Hatchery just outside Leadville with an ultimate goal of summitting 14 sawatch 14ers enroute to the Blank Gulch TH in under 60hours (some time Sunday, FKT of 54:57). Here is a little info on the route...
http://mattmahoney.net/nolans14/

Here is my SPOT, which will officially go live tomorrow morning with the auto-tracking function, hopefully providing 10min updates.
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=00mPJfYBVlOxsLspkMIq9D9PnBZsDmlCl

Hope everyone has a fantastic long weekend in the mountains.

Eric Lee


Good luck, Eric! Nail that sonofabitch! =D>

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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby mtgirl » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:51 pm

Best of luck ! If anyone can do it, YOU can Eric ! Hope you have great weather and fresh legs. :)
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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby solitude » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:54 pm

thebeave7 wrote:Well, with Homie very graciously bowing out today (sadden it didn't work out), I will do my best to pick up the torch.


Thanks for helping us avoid SPOT tracking, mountain climbing watching withdrawal! Can't wait to see it and BEST OF LUCK
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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby MtHurd » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:56 pm

Take some Advil PM and get 12 hours of sleep before you start. Good luck!

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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby dehrlich101 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:58 pm

Good luck Eric! I see this has been a goal of yours for a long time, and hope you can attain it in the next few days.
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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby BostonBD » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:01 pm

Good luck Eric! We'll be praying for a safe trip and great weather.

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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby Phill the Thrill » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:27 pm

Good luck, Eric! Here's hoping for a new FKT. Alas, I will be in the mountains and unable to follow your quest, but I will look forward to seeing how it went. Godspeed!
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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby jdorje » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:37 pm

Again, 14er information / conditions doesn't quite seem right (though I hope we do get a few conditions reports). Perhaps a new category should be created?

Also, good luck.
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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby MountainHiker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:43 pm

Best Wishes. Stay Safe.
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Re: Nolans14 FKT Attempt

Postby tehchad » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:12 pm

GLGL! And DOOOOOOOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!

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