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Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby summitbound » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:22 pm

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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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby ameristrat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:32 pm

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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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby denvermikey » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:33 pm

Congrats to you! Way to stick with it and leave the highest summit for your finisher! Lots of finishers this year, hope to be in the same 'group' in the next year or two.

\:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:34 pm

Congratulations, Alan!

Way to stick to it! :-D

You left a wonderful 14er for your last.
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
~Nelson Mandela

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby Johnson » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:42 pm

Congratulations Alan! 8 years is a great finishing time! No need to say "finally"! Way to go.

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby Dan_Suitor » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:49 pm

Way to go! Ending up on the highest of them all was an appropriate way to look over your accomplishment! =D>

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby smrcka » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:58 pm

Nice work Alan. Congrats! =D>
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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby BobbyFinn » Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:56 pm

"Mind what you have learned. Save you it can." - Yoda
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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby joshbrink » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:14 pm

“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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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby rockdoc53 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:22 pm

Finally!!!??? It took me over 30 years, so 8 is nothing. Congrats. =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby anasarca76 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:26 pm

Good work! Way to stick with it and I'm sure you enjoyed every last climb!


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