Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

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Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by noshirt » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Hi Gals and Guys,

I've already posted this on the Facebook page so I apologize if you are seeing this twice. But, I'm doing a senior thesis project to finish my undergraduate degree at MSU Denver and am studying WHY people climb 14ers. I'm looking for people who live or have lived in the Front Range that have finished roughly 20 or more 14ers. If you fit the population and are willing to help me with my project I would be more than willing to buy you or your group a couple of beers and just chat.

We can also chat via Facebook Chat so I could ask follow up questions.

Or if it's easiest for you I could send over a structured questionnaire via email that you could fill out and send back to me!

Any help is greatly appreciated and I'm looking forward to see what I find!!

Feel free to respond to this post or PM me.

Thanks,
Joey
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by spiderman » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:45 pm

I don't think that you will find anyone on this site that actually has climbed a 14er. We all just come here to gossip about people who are actually climbing peaks. Anybody with any mountaineering talent would be off climbing 14ers instead of writing dumb posts.
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by Mel McKinney » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:48 pm

spiderman wrote:I don't think that you will find anyone on this site that actually has climbed a 14er. We all just come here to gossip about people who are actually climbing peaks.
Especially if they are attempting to climb them all in calendar winter. :wink:

Joey, please feel free to send me a PM. I live in Eagle County now, but previously lived in Boulder for two years and have climbed 29 or 30 peaks. Best of luck on your thesis!
Mountains cast spells on me - Why, because of the way Earth-heaps lie, should I be Chocked by joy mysteriously; stilled or drunken-gay? Why should a brown hill trail Tug at my feet to go? Why should a boggy swale Tune my heart to a nameless tale Mountain marshes know?
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by huffy13 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:52 pm

Good luck with the project. I wish I lived in the area, but if you need to broaden your scope and are interested in flatlander input I'd love to lend a perspective.
Seems like the times that I need a mountain the most are the times that I can not get to them.
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by Jessiahbram » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:12 pm

Feel free to send me a PM as well! I'd love to help you out.

- Jessiah
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by Kiefer » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:20 pm

Hey, I've got some stories and lessons and insights to spill/share with you regarding 14ers.
I'd be gracious to clank a few pints with ya if it'll help with your thesis.
PM me for my number.
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by sheller » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:42 am

I am sure that if you posted a survey here that you would get a lot of responses. I'd have no issue filling out a survey.
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by SchralpTheGnar » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:59 am

What class is this for?
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by R3Girls » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:48 am

Joey,

I'd be willing to answer some questions too. Getting close to half of them done, but mostly the "easier" ones, all within the last 3 years or so.

Dave
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by nyker » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:12 pm

Hey Joey,

Cool project for school writing about mountains - I must have gone to the wrong school!

Happy to help if you don''t mind a viewpoint from an east coaster...
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by RyanTV77 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:47 am

Hi Joey,
I've completed 22 different peaks. I'd be willing to help you out.
I live in Ft. Collins and am a native of this great state.
PM me if you want to here my stories.
Ryan
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Re: Senior Thesis Project on 14ers!

Post by noshirt » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:16 pm

Thanks for all the responses! I'm playing with the idea of creating a survey online and posting it to this forum for people to answer in a more succinct and easy way.

To people saying they are willing to help check for a PM!

To the person who asked what class this is for: This is for my Advanced Qualitative Methods class at MSU Denver. The class is the capstone/senior level class for the sociology major. The assignment is to create a qualitative research project on a topic of our choice.

-Joey
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