(first ever) trip report - Mt Elbert (April 07)

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Postby YorkyNige » Mon May 28, 2007 6:01 pm

Hi all,

Finally got my (first ever) trip report done...

Hope you don't fall asleep whilst reading it :wink:


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Postby johnner » Mon May 28, 2007 6:26 pm

Congrats on conquering Elbert. Those hills are alot tougher in the snow - way to persevere! Nice trip report, I enjoyed reading it.

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Postby ColoradoGuy » Mon May 28, 2007 8:32 pm

That was a great trip report!

Your enthusiasm is inspiring!

It's a tough job, but someone has to photograph the mountain.
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Postby ajkagy » Mon May 28, 2007 8:50 pm

way to keep that stiff upper lip! loved the Trail Report! Nice Job!
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Postby RobertPetrowsky » Mon May 28, 2007 10:46 pm

Hey there. Congrats on bagging the first one. I hope your list grows with time.
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Postby guitmo223 » Tue May 29, 2007 12:11 am

Great TR Nige! Consider taking the kids on the next one (mine are in their 20s and they kick my a**). :wink:
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Postby bisleybum » Tue May 29, 2007 5:07 am

Nige, I found that truly inspirational, seeing as how my first is upcoming in July (Gray's). You may find you'll have to do Long's on the stealth, otherwise you may find a large contingent of fans waiting to climb with you. Nice website, too, but how about a pic of a typical Yorkshire landscape for all of us who may not realize how rugged Yorkshire really can be? :lol:
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Postby RockParkour » Tue May 29, 2007 7:29 am

Sick and exhausted, you still made it! Thank you for showing me that it is possible..
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Postby ccunnin » Tue May 29, 2007 8:14 am

Congrats!! Nice TR.
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Postby YorkyNige » Wed May 30, 2007 12:42 pm

Thanks all for the very kind words.

I can't thank everyone on enough for the advice I've received. Hopefully soon, I'll be in a position to pay some advice back with my own wise words!

I've mentioned this before on other threads, but I'm out in CO at Christmas time and would love to go out for a few beers with you all, if possible. I was thinking somewhere along the foothills north of Denver (inc. Denver) - Longmont/Boulder/Fort Collins/etc.

Will raise a beer-related thread closely to the time!!!
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Postby rlw49 » Wed May 30, 2007 2:51 pm

Excellent report! I could feel your pain, been there/done that. How long did the recuperation take back in the Isles??
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Postby YorkyNige » Thu May 31, 2007 12:07 am

Heya rlw49,

Thanks for that.

Weirdly, I was absolutely fine the days after apart from a slight ache in my upper calves. I guess the gym work must have worked!!!

I play LOTS of football (soccer), so I guess my legs are strong anyway.

Surprised me though - I thought I was going to be in for a world of pain afterwards!

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