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Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby summitbound » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:22 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

Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby ameristrat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:32 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 1:33 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.

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:34 pm

Congratulations, Alan!

Way to stick to it! :-D

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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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby Johnson » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:42 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 1:49 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 1:58 pm

Nice work Alan. Congrats! =D>
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

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby BobbyFinn » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:56 pm

"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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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

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Re: Finally Finished after 8 years!

Postby joshbrink » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:14 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 6:22 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 6:26 pm

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


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