Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

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Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by Yikes » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:30 pm

I was privileged to spend New Year Eve on Capitol with Jeff (Mickey's Grenade) and Will (mountain_stoke). It was Jeff's 59th Winter summit, making him only the 9th finisher. He has been my go-to partner for many of my Winter summits, and has continually demonstrated the perseverance it takes to accomplish this difficult goal. You've earned it - every painful mile, every sleepless night, every frozen toe and finger. Congratulations Jeff!
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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by d_baker » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:33 pm

=D>
Good job to the three of you and to Jeff for finishing the winter list!
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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by mtn_nut » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:35 pm

Congrats on finishing and being a part of the frozen 14ers club
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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by matt pierce » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:52 pm

Jeff is a humble dude who has a passion for climbing and mountaineering. I have known him for 7 years and he is my main rock climbing partner. We met on a Kilimanjaro trip and have been rock climbing together for years. On that trip Jeff suffered the effects of HAPE (High Altitude Pulminary Edema) but still managed to summit. After summitting though he evac’d under his own power all the way out of the park. If I had to guess that means he got up at midnight, hiked from 15,000ft to 19,000ft+, then hiked probably 25+ miles out of the park – all while suffering the effects of HAPE. I remember what a ridiculously hard feat that was and thought to myself “damn what a badass that dude is”. I have heard many more stories like this about Jeff over the years.

Jeff gets after it like nobody else I know. He lives to climb – and he’s good at it – really good – and committed. I think you have to be to complete a challenge like doing the 14ers in Winter.

Jeff is an accomplished rock climber. He is solid with Sport, Trad, Crack Climbing, Desert Towers and ice climbing. I've done hundreds of rock routes with him in Moab, Indian Creek, Eldo, Boulder Canyon, CCC, state parks, Devil's Head and more. He is also accomplished at Alpine with ascents like The Spearhead, The Sharkstooth and more.

Here is a short list of his accomplishments that I was able to put together (and I'm sure I'm missing a lot of stuff)

Colorado Stuff:
CMC BMS grad
CMC HAMS grad
All 59 Colorado 14ers in Winter
Colorado Highest 100 Peaks
The Spearhead - RMNP
The Sharkstooth - RMNP
Mountaineers Route - Longs Pk
Keiners Route - Longs Pk
Notch Couloir - Longs Peak
Dreamweaver Couloir (Mt Meeker) - RMNP
Martha Couloir (Mt Lady Washington) – RMNP
500+ ascents of Mt Morrison

The 4 Great Colorado Traverses
1. Maroon Bells traverse
2. Crestones Traverse
3. El Diente to Mt. Wilson Traverse
4. Little Bear - Blanca traverse


Other Ascents:
Lenin Peak (23,406) - Kyrgyzstan
Aconcagua (22,838) - Argentina
Denali (20,310) - Alaska
Alpamayo (19,511') - Peru
Mt Kilimanjaro (19,341) - Tanzania
Pico de Orizaba (18,491') - Mexico
Iztaccihuatl (17,159') - Mexico
Mt. Whitney (14,505') - California
Mt. Rainier (14,409') - Washington
Mt. Shasta (14,180') - California
Grand Teton (13,776') - Wyoming
Notchtop (12,129) - RMNP
Mt. Hood (11,250') - Oregon
Mt. St. Helen ( 8,366') - Washington

Jeff – you’re a badass and you deserve recognition for all of your accomplishments – especially the Winter 14ers. Congrats dude.

Here are some photos from Don C
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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by matt pierce » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:01 pm

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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by Monster5 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:11 pm

Congrats, Jeff!
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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by matt pierce » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:36 pm

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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by JQDivide » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:56 pm

Congrats to Jeff!
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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by RyGuy » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Congrats, Jeff! Heck of an accomplishment!

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Re: Jeff Heiderer - Winter 14er Finisher #9

Post by Kevin Baker » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:19 pm

Way to go, Jeff! It was a pleasure to join you on Snowmass. You're one driven dude! Congrats also to Jim and Will! Jim is getting very close.
Always do what you are afraid to do. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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