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Today on Mt. Sherman

Postby djf » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:41 pm

I saw an 84 year old guy summit his 1st 14er. He let out a huge whoop. It was pretty cool. :)

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Postby highaltmama » Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:50 pm

I was there too and saw him as well. Pretty cool! I sure hope I can do that when I'm 84!

He did really well too, hardly ever had to stop, which is more than I can say for myself sometimes! :)

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Postby WhatIsIs » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:03 pm

Funny, I was there too. He was actually jogging the last 50 yards. No kidding
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Postby giarcd » Sun Aug 19, 2007 6:19 pm

We are often reminded what humans are capable of! If you don't use it you loose it. I continue to be amazed by the people I meet up on a mountain.

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Postby LuLuLuv » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:22 pm

Didn't anyone get his picture? I would love to see it.

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Postby snobrdngChs5189 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:54 pm

I went up Sherman on the fifteenth and there was an old fellow on the top who called his wife and said "Honey, I'm at 14,000 feet for the first time in my life." He must have been 80 years old and it was a very inspiring thing to see. Everyone on the summit clapped for him :)
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Postby Charla aka Chulabelle » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:33 am

Geez...How many of us 14er groupies were on Sherman and didn't even know it!!! I saw the 84 year-old man, too! I (and highaltmama) had my son who was 12 (first 14er) with me, someone said, "Look, the old and the young of it!" :lol:


It was inspirational for me to see someone that age up there....and no, I didn't get a pic! Darn! :evil:
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Postby 14ergirl » Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:37 am

Incredible- good for him!!!!!!!!!

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Postby djf » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:55 am

WhatIsIs wrote:Funny, I was there too. He was actually jogging the last 50 yards. No kidding


Ha, we saw that and were impressed. I never seem to be able to muster much more than a slow plod. :)

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Postby wildwilly » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:21 am

Missed him as I summited Sat. with five Boy Scouts and two other adults, but good for him.

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Postby Tassadar » Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:24 pm

I was the first to summit Sherman on the 19th and the first off the mountain that day. I am trying to remember him as I passed just about everyone coming up. If someone could describe him or his group I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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Postby Aspen Summit » Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:20 pm

My Grandma doesn't know English well but she knows this passage from the Talmud: "For the Unlearned, Old Age is Winter...For the Learned it is the Season of the Harvest!"

I hope my heart and legs are that strong at 84! Who knows I'll probably see some of you up there in your 80s and 90s you 14er-addicted you! :lol:

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