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First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:56 am

On 10-11-11, Ken Nolan became the first person to complete all of Colorado's highest 1800 peaks, finishing on Tater Heap.


Ken has made a total of 741 14er ascents to date.




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Ken Nolan poses for a neophyte photographer on Culebra, March 2010.



When Micah and I were descending Tabeguache with him last year, Micah asked, "So Ken, are you retired now and just climb 14ers all the time?"

Ken replied, "Well, my boss is beginning to think so."



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Ken on North Massive, February 2011.







Congrats on an incredible accomplishment, Ken!!!

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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:49 am

Way to go, Ken!

Just an amazing accomplishment.
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Congratulations!

Postby Jay521 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:19 am

Fantastic! What a feat!
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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby EatinHardtack » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:10 am

Yeah that's just unreal. The dedication it takes for that is amazing. =D>
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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby sevenvii » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:47 pm

I have had the pleasure of sharing 1 of those summits with Ken. He is a very nice guy with quite a few peaks under his belt. Way to go Ken!

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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby schrund » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:58 pm

W-O-W-! =D> =D>
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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby tommyboy360 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:44 pm

ok, call me the big A on the site. No need to debate... Ken is rad. Nothing to take away from that.

But what is up with 1800? Is that a special mark? Is there < 2000 or even < 1900 peaks in Colorado? I have not heard of the 1800 list/milestone before. I think most experienced folks knew he is was in the lead. Just curious...
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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:27 pm

Kudos to the amazing Ken, but...

The late Bob Martin finished the highest 2000 peaks in 2001, according to this interview:
http://www.fourteenerworld.com/ClimbersCorner/HTML/BobMartinInterview.htm
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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby unclegar » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:02 pm

Jim Davies wrote:Kudos to the amazing Ken, but...

The late Bob Martin finished the highest 2000 peaks in 2001, according to this interview:
http://www.fourteenerworld.com/ClimbersCorner/HTML/BobMartinInterview.htm


Thanks Jim. That was an interesting interview.
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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby cwm191 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:20 pm

1800? 2000? Makes my goal of eventually getting the centennials seem a bit banal...amazing accomplishments by Ken and Bob
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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby Eagle eye 1 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:54 pm

Way to go Ken. Your an awesome outdoors-man. It was a pleasure meeting you while climbing Mt. Harvard a couple years ago.

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Re: First person to climb Colorado's highest 1800 peaks.

Postby Kevin Baker » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:10 pm

Jim Davies wrote:Kudos to the amazing Ken, but...

The late Bob Martin finished the highest 2000 peaks in 2001, according to this interview:
http://www.fourteenerworld.com/ClimbersCorner/HTML/BobMartinInterview.htm


Bob actually didn't do some of the illegal ones. I think his claim is he climbed the 2000 highest legal ones!

http://www.listsofjohn.com/CompletionAll.php?s=CO&M=Bob%20Martin

Heck of an accomplishment any way you look at it. Way to go, Ken!
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