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- Joined: Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:44 am
- Location: Parker, CO
Just letting everyone know that I have completed an 8 year journey. I hit my 54th or (58th depending on the list) summit yesterday on Mt Elbert. I was accompanied by family, friends and some great climbing partners. It was a great ride and this site and all the members were a big part of it. Thanks!!
"The mountains are calling and I must go." John Muir
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Congratulations Alan! I hope that someday I'll be able to have friends and family present for my eventual finisher! It sounds like an awesome experience!
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- Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:17 pm
- Location: Castle Rock
"Every man dies, not every man really lives" - William Wallace
"Because it's there" - George Mallory
"In the end it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years" - Abraham Lincoln
"You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough" - Mae West
"Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world." - Unknown
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- Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:34 pm
- Location: Thornton (CO Blvd & 136th Ave)
Way to stick to it!
You left a wonderful 14er for your last.
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
― Robert Macfarlane
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- Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:30 am
- Location: Fort Collins
Congratulations Alan! 8 years is a great finishing time! No need to say "finally"! Way to go.
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- Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:24 pm
- Location: Conifer, CO
Way to go! Ending up on the highest of them all was an appropriate way to look over your accomplishment!
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- Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:37 am
- Location: Castle Rock, CO
Nice work Alan. Congrats!
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. - Mahatma Gandhi
To be aware is to be alive!
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"Mind what you have learned. Save you it can." - Yoda
"Rudeness is a weak person's imitation of strength." - Paul Arel
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- Location: Boulder
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- Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:57 am
- Location: South East Michigan
“I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news”
― John Muir
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- Location: Littleton, CO
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- Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:33 pm
- Location: Denver
Good work! Way to stick with it and I'm sure you enjoyed every last climb!
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