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thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:13 am

On a quick look at Cavedog's times I don't see any more than 8 in 24 hours. He did Sherman through Bierstadt in under 24 hours, finishing Evans to the trailhead in 27 hours for the same group of 9 as Eric yesterday. Of course, it was his ninth straight day and 53rd summit of the marathon, so not surprising he was "slowing down" by then.
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby thebeave7 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:01 pm

The most I can find is an old coworker did the same nine 14ers in 23h (using the 3000ft rule going West-East). As mentioned previously Cave Dog did 8, but that is the most I can find anyone else doing in 24h by the 3000ft rule. I have heard of people doing these same nine peaks using the normal trailheads, not by the 3000ft rule (cuts off a lot of elev).

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby MatB » Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:59 pm

Nice job Eric! I always enjoy watching you guys (freaks) make incredible time running up and down mountains. Very impressive to say the least.
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby jdorje » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:03 pm

Remember the 3000ft rule, so a peak only counts if you descend the 3000 before the 24 hours is up. Cave dog would therefore not get credit for Bierstadt, but "only" for the other 7 summits. The record can be improved upon, then, by doing the same number of summits faster or by doing additional summits (10 peaks in 23:58 would be better than 9 in 18:37 - eventually making Eric regret not taking a nap then doing Sherman this morning). Since the peaks in question (at least through the end of the mosquito) are relatively safe ones, this could be an oft-repeated challenge. Although, it might make it safer to aim for a 19 hour cutoff to remove the element of sleep deprivation (most 14ers in 19 hours).

Just my thoughts! I am reminded of an old post by Doggler pointing out one of the biggest issues with these speed challenges is danger; in that context this particular stretch has relatively little of it, making it a good goal for mortals who are just trying to get into good shape.
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby IkeB » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:05 pm

Nice work!

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Steve Bremner and a friend once did 8 14ers totally on foot in 24 hours (Massive->Yale). I haven't heard of anybody else trying this. Krupicka has said that he thinks he can do the first 10 Nolan's 14 peaks in 18 hours, but had to quit after "only" 6 summits in 14 hours a month ago.
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby herdbull » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:49 pm

Thank you Eric,
for those of us that sit back, wonder, wish & dream you are a true inspiration and have been a source of personal motivation. I can't count how many times I've been out on a run and wanted to end it but continued on thinking "what would the beav7 do?"

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby BostonBD » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:39 pm

Incredible inspiration....... Or depressing to know how slow that makes me look. Awesome work Eric.

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby Stevo » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:32 pm

herdbull wrote:Thank you Eric,
for those of us that sit back, wonder, wish & dream you are a true inspiration and have been a source of personal motivation. I can't count how many times I've been out on a run and wanted to end it but continued on thinking "what would the beav7 do?"


Agreed, great job Eric!

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby James Scott » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:30 am

Probably a ton more people sit back and root for you than actually post. I've been watching this sort of thing for quite a while and rarely post, but I wonder how many people are actually pulling for you, hitting refresh every 15 minutes and hoping for the record like we're somehow invested.

Thanks for giving so many people a pretty amazing show, and for the other shows you've put on, as well as the other "freaks" on this site!
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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby thebeave7 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:44 am

I finished up a little write up/blog about the run. It was a lot of fun, bummed it didn't go a little better, but that's how some days in the mountains are. Still a great day in the mountains. I'll put it up as a Trip Report as well later today.

http://ericjlee.com/Blogs/?p=306

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Re: thebeav7's Friday Fourteener Project

Postby jdorje » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:24 am

Nice story.

From the beginning I was uncertain if you were counting Cameron. But with Sherman that would be 10 counting Cameron so I guess you are not? It doesn't make much difference either way but sounds a bit sexier with one extra peak in there!

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