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Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby emohr » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:25 pm

Homie's record attempt and Eric's "Nolan's 14er" talk have got me thinkin lately. I'm sure there's no way to have an "official record", but what are some of the "mountaineering tales" about the most 14ers in a day? Don't worry, I won't try and break it.

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby randalmartin » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:37 pm

Bierstadt/Evans, Grays/Torreys, Quandary, Decalibron and Sherman would get you 10 and I think are close enough to each other (for drives between trailheads) that a quick person could do them within 24 hours relatively easily. The next logical group with not too much drive time from Sherman would be the Bel/Ox/Miss group for 13. Not sure how much more you could get within 24 hours since the other big group (Lake City group of 5) is another 1.5 hour drive but would be the next logical group from the ease of mileage/vertical vs peak count ratio.

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby thebeave7 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:49 pm

An ex-coworker of mine actually did the 10 above in a 24h period. Not sure on what routes he used, or if he followed the 3000ft rule, but that was his claim.
I could easily see those 10 going in 24h, and even starting looking at the logistics of adding B/O/M on (I think if one moved fast that would be possible, maybe in a few weeks when I recover :twisted: ). PBakwin may know the answer to this question, but he's off on a speed hike of the JMT with a few friends right now.

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby zdero1 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:52 pm

Paul Ryan holds the official record with 31 14ers in a 24 hour period.

:^o

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby RamanDestroyer » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:30 am

zdero1 wrote:Paul Ryan holds the official record with 31 14ers in a 24 hour period.

:^o


LOL!

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby djkest » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:42 am

zdero1 wrote:Paul Ryan holds the official record with 31 14ers in a 24 hour period.

:^o

Aaaand it goes political.
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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby tehchad » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:19 pm

After the Mummy Kill, I'd be interested in taking a shot at this. Sans the political BS.

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby zdero1 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:04 pm

Don't get too worked up over it. It's just the internet.

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby emohr » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:13 pm

I don't think it can be done without political BS. Too late

Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby Somewhat of a Prick » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:24 pm

Only pricks bring in politics to these types of threads. And trust me, I know something about being a prick

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby JROSKA » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:24 pm

djkest wrote:
zdero1 wrote:Paul Ryan holds the official record with 31 14ers in a 24 hour period.

:^o

Aaaand it goes political.


Lighten up, everyone. These threads always take odd turns. Last winter, I made a post about "Hiking Partner Etiquette" and it eventually turned into a discussion about farting on the trail. Lighten up. And it's hardly political. He mentions Paul Ryan's name, in a joke. Big deal.

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Re: Most 14ers in 24 hours

Postby djkest » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:51 am

randalmartin wrote:Bierstadt/Evans, Grays/Torreys, Quandary, Decalibron and Sherman would get you 10 and I think are close enough to each other (for drives between trailheads) that a quick person could do them within 24 hours relatively easily. The next logical group with not too much drive time from Sherman would be the Bel/Ox/Miss group for 13.


Following the 3k foot rule, how would this get done?

Start: Sherman 2 hours up, 1 hour down (+3h)
Drive: Sherman to Decalibron +45m (3:45)
Decalibron from Kite Lake road, possibly coming down the East Side of Bross +4h (7:45)
Drive: Kite Lake rd to Quandary TH +30m (8:15)
Quandary +3h15m (11:30)
Drive: Quandary TH to Grays/Torreys +1h (12:30)
Grays / Torreys from below the parking lot +4h (16:30)
Drive: G/T to Guanella Pass rd +1h (17:30)
Mt. Bierstadt from Guanella pass rd, over to Evans, down on the Mt. Evansroad +4h 30m (22:00 hr)

These are pretty optimistic splits but doable I'm sure. Just my first thoughts. This in itself could be some sort of FKT goal, called "14x10" or something. Would be easier if you started wherever and didn't worry about 3k feet.
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