Forum
Buying gear? Please use these links to help 14ers.com:

More info...

Other ways to help...

1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Please, no analysis or debate in this sub-forum. This is for memorial threads only.

Which of these weekends would you be able to attend?

Poll ended at Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:47 am

September 21-22
24
20%
September 28-29
24
20%
October 5-6
44
37%
October 12-13
27
23%
 
Total votes : 119
User avatar
Posts: 537
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:10 pm
Location: Englewood

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby ameristrat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:52 am

Any date works for me. Please let me know if I can do anything to help / organize!

User avatar
Posts: 524
Joined: Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:17 am
Location: Colorado Springs

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby dmccool » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:00 pm

I'll be there any of these weekends...rain/snow/shine

User avatar
Posts: 861
Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:16 am
Location: Westcliffe (sort of)

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby bonehead » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:01 pm

Fletch wrote:I'd be interested in going up over S Elbert and meeting you all at the summit... Any thoughts?

Yeah, my thought is I would be up for that.

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:20 pm

I'm in for any of those dates (Rain, Snow, or Shine as DMCCOOL said), so I won't vote unless something changes in my schedule.

Is there any plan of a minimum suggested donation, or will it be open on a "pay what you can, if you can" basis?
Dave B wrote:And/or line thy helmet with tin foil and realize this is a freaking mountaineering website.


Steve Climber wrote:So that's your backpack, huh?

User avatar
Posts: 537
Joined: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:10 pm
Location: Englewood

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby ameristrat » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:43 pm

I think it ought to be borderline mandatory. If you don't set the precedent, this thing will die in years to come. It doesn't have to be much but if we're trying to raise some money for a good cause, I don't think there's anything wrong with making it strongly encouraged at the very least.

User avatar
Posts: 350
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:18 pm
Location: Erie, CO

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby awilbur77 » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:51 pm

I am totally in for this. Whatever date works.
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." - Hellen Keller
http://awilbur77.blogspot.com/

User avatar
Posts: 535
Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:25 pm
Location: Broomfield, CO

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby smoove » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:53 pm

I'd like to join you. I still haven't met too many folks on this forum in person. Elbert just happens to be the first of only two mountains I was lucky enough to meet Steve on. Any of the dates sound doable to me. The S. Elbert option sounds like a good one.

Mike

User avatar
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:15 am
Location: Denver, CO

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby 14erAddict » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:56 pm

Any dates work for me as well :)
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks" - John Muir

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby Steve Climber » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:57 pm

anna wrote:
aboynamedmargrette wrote:Is there any plan of a minimum suggested donation, or will it be open on a "pay what you can, if you can" basis?


Undecided yet. At some point down the road, I will likely put a poll up to let the community decide. I believe there should be a minimum donation, even if it's not much. I'm currently thinking between $5-$25, but I'll let the group decide when the time is appropriate. Too soon to be going into those kinds of details.


Sounds good. I guessed it might be too early to know details yet, but figured I'd plant the seed if it hadn't already been discussed. Community poll idea sounds perfect.
Dave B wrote:And/or line thy helmet with tin foil and realize this is a freaking mountaineering website.


Steve Climber wrote:So that's your backpack, huh?

User avatar
Posts: 1448
Joined: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:27 pm
Location: Denver/Golden

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby SurfNTurf » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:57 pm

Just throwing it out there because the timeframe is the same and the usual organizer, KeithK, suggested it -- what about replacing the Fall Gathering with this hike, even if it's only for 2013? Steve was a staple at the Gatherings and it might lead to an even bigger turnout for a fundraising event.

I don't think an entry fee is necessary. People will donate by the bucketload for this. There's no need to give anyone a reason to feel alienated.
Many Miles to Go (Blog)

“There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.” - Alex Lowe

"There have been joys too great to describe in words, and there have been griefs upon which I cannot dare to dwell; and with those in mind I say, 'Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste, look well to each step, and from the beginning think what may be the end.'" - Edward Whymper

User avatar
Posts: 179
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 5:03 pm
Location: Lafayette, CO

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby RyGuy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:59 pm

anna wrote:
Fletch wrote:Anna - Would it help to split up the groups and go up different routes? I'd be interested in going up over S Elbert and meeting you all at the summit... Any thoughts?


Yes, as we get closer, we can start to sort out groups and routes. There are at least 4 main routes: NE Ridge (from North Mt. Elbert TH), E Ridge (South Mt. Elbert THs), SE Ridge (Black Cloud TH), and SW Ridge (Echo Canyon TH) and there are multiple variations of many of those routes. I'll be looking at TH capacity and contacting local officials as appropriate once we have a date sorted out.


Anna, sounds great.

I also agree we may want to set a mimimum donation. This is a great cause, and hey...given how much we all spend on our gear, gas, food, and a car on a regular basis to get us to each peak, I think a minimum of like $25 really shouldn't be an issue to help others just like Steve did.

Just my 2 cents.
"Climbing mountains is the only thing I know that combines the best of the physical, spiritual, and emotional world all rolled into one." -Steve Gladbach

User avatar
Posts: 1721
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:33 pm
Location: Canon City, Colorado

Re: 1st Annual Steve Gladbach Memorial Hike

Postby mtgirl » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:59 pm

Terrific idea ! Elbert is a great choice, as it is within the abilities of both his daughters (Alise and Linda). Perhaps if their hearts have healed enough, their mother (Nona) could accompany them to the summit. Nona is quite the accomplished climber herself.....a very kind hearted soul, much like Steve.
"Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away."

Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests