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Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby jeffro » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:00 am

Most sincere and heartfelt congratulations!!

This is the type of accomplishment, requiring an unwavering and moreover undying, long term commitment, that seems to show the rest of us a sense of humility.

I wish you a lifetime of mountain adventures.

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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby USAKeller » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:06 am

Awesome job, Steve! Coinciding this goal with 2,000,000 feet of lifetime elevation gain is even more impressive! A huge congratulations to you! =D>
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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby catfish hank » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:58 am

Nice work Steve!! So many trails that aren't well established like the 14ers. So many boulder fields to hop across. You've got to have bionic knees.
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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby Floyd » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:41 am

Congrats Steve. That is a HUGE accomplishment.

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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby jamienellis » Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:42 am

Thanks for the wonderful pics & TR, Steve. What a special day to share with friends and family.
Your accomplishments truly are amazing!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby gdthomas » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:18 am

Terrific accomplishment, Steve! Being a high school teacher seems to have its benefits (summers off to climb?). You must teach geography and math. How else would one know where and how many 13ers there are. :lol:

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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby kingstve4eva » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:58 am

Very nice. :D
I hope one day to complete them all, but it's truly an amazing feat. My hat's off to you. :)
May you climb many more! :D

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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby TravelingMatt » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:18 pm

That is a gawdaful lot of mountains. I can't imagine dealing with all the Class 4s, Class 5s, thunderstorms, snowfields, loose rock, willows, steep slab faces, killer pointy scree, rutty 4wd roads, No Trespassing signs, access fees, missing summit registers, goats, marmots, Texans, Denverite weekend warriors, locked toilets and all the other tribulations we worry about on this board.

I'm impressed. Well done.
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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby susanjoypaul » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:20 pm

Quite an accomplishment for such a young man! Now what are you going to do with the other half of your life?

Nice job Steve - you are well on your way to joining the ranks: the legends of Colorado Mountaineering! And on top of all that, you're a damned nice guy too. Congrats on all fronts.

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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby amadablam » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:21 pm

Absolutely awesome accomplishment. The accomplishment, along with your willingness to share your knowledge and experience with others, makes you a rare bird. You're an inspiration to all us newbies!

Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby Steve Climber » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:10 pm

Congrats on finishing...when I first saw the list, it seemed like it would be impossible, but you are among the select few that has proven it can be done...
I can only hope that my knees hold out long enough to someday join that group.

p.s. Now all thats missing is some pictures of you guys hitting golf balls off the final peak :roll:
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Re: Sgladbach completes the 13ers!!!

Postby Kiefer » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:44 pm

Image CONGRATULATIONS, STEVE!!! Image

That's an accomplishment that doesn't have much comparison in Colorado. Incredible and amazing, Steve! If that isn't determination, I don't know what is.
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