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No. 100

Postby Aubrey » Mon May 24, 2010 2:30 pm

After all the climbing, drinking and debauchery over the weekend, I’m too tired to write up some trip reports, but I wanted to at least share a few words and pics.

My first 14er was Torreys Peak … and as it turned out, it ended up being my 100th Colorado 14er summit. I didn’t really plan it that way, but I thought it was a cool bookend for the hundred.


The icing on the cake was running into Astrobassman near the summit of Grays Peak. Amazingly enough, it wasn’t the first time we’ve bumped into him on a mountain. It's happened at least a few times.

Astro joined us on the hike over to Torreys, where we endured some pretty fierce wind. It was strong enough to rip Jen’s glacier glasses off her face and shoot 'em over a cornice (ironically, No. 100 took a $100 pair of glasses). Luckily, she had a pair of ski goggles with her, otherwise she would've been blinded by the sun and blowing snow.

Jen and Astro on Torreys’ windy summit (5/22/10):


BTW, because Jen stayed home while I took a co-worker up Bierstadt many years ago, Torreys was just her 99th. But she got her 100th yesterday on Pikes:


… and then we swam back to treeline:


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Re: No. 100

Postby mtgirl » Mon May 24, 2010 2:35 pm

Congrats on your 100 14er summits Aubrey and Jen ! =D> I bet you are happy now that you took those swimming lessons as a kid ! :)
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Re: No. 100

Postby Jim Davies » Mon May 24, 2010 3:58 pm

Coincidentally, Torreys was also my 100th 14er summit. Congratulations on a nice milestone! You'll probably beat me to 200. :D
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Re: No. 100

Postby MountainHiker » Mon May 24, 2010 4:10 pm

Congratulations, and many happy returns!
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Re: No. 100

Postby Oman » Mon May 24, 2010 4:34 pm

Congrats! Hmmmm. Wonder how Aubrey celebrated afterward...

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Re: No. 100

Postby astrobassman » Mon May 24, 2010 7:49 pm

Congrats Aubrey and Jen. It was great running into you guys on the mountain again. Good luck in Ecuador...and be sure to drink lots of the national beer Pilsener.

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Re: No. 100

Postby aerophex » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:59 am

I recommend Club... it's 10 to 25 cents more but tastes a lot better

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