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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by climbingcue » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:46 pm

Congrats Brad!!! Amazing work!!!
Consecutive months with at least one 14er, 38 months and counting...
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by hr011242 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:50 pm

Brad! You're a machine! Congrats on a pretty average milestone. :lol: :wink:
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by scott goldberg » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:00 pm

Congrats Brad, you are a true class act, always climbing with style!
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by Reg0928 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:07 pm

Dang! Quite an achievement! Huge congrats! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by ScreeSurfer » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:10 pm

Congratulations for hitting this milestone Brad! Your motivation, sound decision making. fitness, and willingness to suffer show you are well beyond average! Your choice in wife wasn't bad either, keep up with the great support Mel!

And don't think your tribute to Steve Gladbach went unnoticed as I saw that you did not update your checklist count past his 480 until just hitting this 500 milestone. You truly are a class act!
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by Stratosfearsome » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:03 pm

BillMiddlebrook wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Stratosfearsome wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:41 pm
Way to go, Brad. Half way there!
Well, he is at 900 (13ers+14ers) :)
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I am a dark poet on the run,
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:06 pm

Congrats! Incredible achievement, that's some serious dedication. 1000 summits isn't far! :mrgreen:
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by Trotter » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:26 pm

DArcyS wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:52 am
Yes, congrats, Brad.

A name that isn't mentioned too much anymore is Jim Gehres. In the late '80s early '90s, he was recognized as the person with the most 14er ascents, as he had climbed them all 12-13 times. I imagine part of that was a lack of information on other peaks to climb -- just stick to what is known. In 2000, I was preparing to leave the trailhead near Winfield to climb UN 13,253 when a gentleman asked me about my plans. I told him about my 13er for the day, and he introduced himself as Spencer Swanger, the first to climb all of the centennials. (He was leading a CMC group up Huron that day.) He talked about how things had changed a little even in 2000, as when he climbed the centennials, the routes were far from developed.
I had to look him up, and wow. Also a founder of CFI. If anyone else is interested, ... nic-route/

And congrats Brad. Theres a few I don't want to repeat once, much less twice.
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by CharGalli » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:05 pm

Nice !!! 👏
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by Will_E » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:47 pm

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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by bdloftin77 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Wow! Good work, Brad!
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by supranihilest » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:51 pm

2toes wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:12 am
16 unsuccessful attempts
500 summits with only 16 unsuccessful attempts is quite impressive and a very good success ratio. Nicely done, Brad.
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