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Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:54 pm
by andrewhamilton
Congrats to Calvin Hamilton (age eight) who finished the 14ers with Mount Elbert last Saturday. We started hiking the 14ers when he was 4, and it was extremely challenging, but also extremely rewarding watching him grow into a great hiker. I was curious if anyone knows of the other young kids who have climbed the 14ers? I have heard of at least 2 six year old girls, a seven year old girl, and another eight year old boy, but there doesn't seem to be much information about them.

Here is Calvin on Mt. Elbert
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Calvin, Axel, and Isabella on the way up Elbert
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:57 pm
by kushrocks
Umm . . . . . :shock: . . . . .WOW!!! =D> Congrats Calvin that is amazing!!! =D>

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:59 pm
by Tory Wells
Nicely done Calvin! =D>

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:17 pm
by Floyd
Congrats! and all smiles too.

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:25 pm
by Oman
Hey Andrew:

Congrats! Looks like he had a great mentor. Is he riding bikes, too?

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:30 pm
by jpfeif001
Wow, such a great job Calvin!! What a wonderful achievement for a little guy.

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:32 pm
by Jim Davies
I've heard that the youngest are Megan Emmons, at age 7, and Tyle Smith, at age 8. It sounds like your son might be the youngest male finisher. I hadn't heard about any six-year-olds; that would be pretty incredible if true. In any case, congratulations! I've been working the list for over twice the time he's been alive, and I'm still not quite finished. :?

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:13 pm
by wildlobo71
Andrew, congrats! We met you, Calvin, and your youngest son - along with your Dad - on San Luis Peak in August. Calvin's quite a kid - you guys had an aggressive schedule left in you back in August.

Have a restful fall!

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:43 pm
by fepic1
You the Man ! Congratulations Calvin! Do you guide ? I have a couple tuff ones left : ) I'm Look'n for a little help.

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:50 pm
by TheOtherIndian
Wow, he has completed this 'small' list pretty quickly! =D> TIme to move on to bigger things?

Congrats!

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:31 pm
by sunny1
If those photos are any indication, what a charming, persistent mountaineer!
Congrats Calvin and Andrew! Strong work, guys! =D>

Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:45 am
by unclegar
Congrats Calvin! =D> That's quite an accomplishment!