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thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Sugar Madison » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:14 pm

He's about 30+ min ahead of his projected times after Quandary... according to a friend out crewing/shuttling him. It appears his SPOT isn't on or isn't working. I sent them a text but I doubt they'll get it until after the Decalibron. Probably no service up the Kite Lake road.

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Wilderness_hike » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:40 pm

This is insane, and yet awesome at the same time. I hope he gets all 14.

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby goingup » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:46 pm

we saw the beav in action today on Torreys. Go Beav Go!!!
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By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Gareth » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:37 pm

I've been thinking for a while that someone who is in shape should make a point to kicking the Tenmile/Mosquito 14ers' butts. Glad to see it's being done. Go Eric!
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Sugar Madison » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:37 pm

"Just retarted SPOT. msg light was blinking red. Just finished Decalibron"

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Sugar Madison » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:43 pm

"Can't get SPOT to work, heading to Sherman, will try to text updates." - 7:14pm

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby cheeseburglar » Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:35 pm

I like this attempt and hope for more crazy attempts at records this summer.
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Stevo » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:14 am

Wow, this is awesome! I am anxious to hear about the finish!

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby thebeave7 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:36 am

Thanks all, twas a good day in the mountains. Evans-Quandary went fairly smoothly, as the weather held. I had a rough go of it on the DeCaLiBron, just wasn't acclimated enough and suffered a lot above 13k, same on Sherman as well. Just after 11:30pm last night I called it quits at 11000ft on the Iowa Gulch Rd. Just wasn't feeling up for another trip up above 13k and with a 100miler (UTMB) looming in 5weeks opted to live to fight another day.
I ended up summiting nine 14ers in 18h37min, not quite what I'd hoped for, but a good day none the less. I definitely think better acclimated and a little better rested 12-13 is not out of the question, there are also others out there faster than I that could probably maybe even take it a step further. Big thanks to my friends for helping drive me around, made it a ton easier. Trip report to come, maybe today as I sit and rest my tired legs. Sorry about the SPOT, tried a bunch of different things yesterday, but couldn't get it to pick up a GPS signal (not batteries, not sky visibility, something else).

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Mel McKinney » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:34 am

Eric,
That's awesome. Nine 14ers in 18 hours. =D> Still an excellent day.
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby jdorje » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:36 am

Sounds like an awesome day indeed.

What's the record for most 14ers (+3000ft) in 24 hours?

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby DaveSwink » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:03 am

Great day, Eric. Looking forward to the report! =D>

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