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playing cello on every summit: what it takes

Post by peter303 » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:33 am

I have read of numerous people playing large instruments on 14ers:

https://www.denverpost.com/2013/08/02/n ... ongs-peak/

Have someone done this on all 14ers? Whats the largest musical performance on a summit? (Excluding the two drive ups) I have read of whole choruses performing on the summit.
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Post by bergsteigen » Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:42 am

Why large instruments? Does it count more? This would be an incentive to learn my flute better, so I could even bring a piccolo. My clarinet is heavy and bulky enough that I’d need to bring a fairly large backpack. Glad I don’t have a saxophone, even though I can play one.

I’ve only heard of a few summits getting the musical treatment.
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Post by cougar » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:10 am

Alphorns have a long tradition on the mountains.

If you play music while rock climbing, those are cliff notes.
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Post by eaagaard » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:53 pm

Appropriate genres-

Nontechnical peaks: rock
Technical peaks: some metal allowed, and even rap.

There are a few classic(al) routes; I guess they are the exception to the above?
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Re: playing cello on every summit: what it takes

Post by pvnisher » Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:57 am

Full double bass drum kit with gong is the only way to go.
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