2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

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2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by andrewhamilton » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:52 pm

Well, here we go again...I am heading out tomorrow to take another shot at the Colorado 14er record. I've almost cancelled the attempt several times this year. First I had a bunch of nagging injuries that messed with training. Then all the late season snow freaked me out. Now the early onset of Monsoons has me picturing the not-so-good old days of downpours and lightning bolts on the Wilson El Diente traverse.

Rather than just cancelling though I have decided to ignore all the good advice from family and friends to just wait a year, and just go ahead and get started and see how it all pans out. If the weather gets too gnarly though and causes some big delays I may just have to call it early, but I will give it my best shot!

In any case, I delayed my start as much as I could based on crew schedule, and am going to start on June 29th around 4:30am.

Just like last year, if you are interested in following along you can see my satellite tracker updates at: https://share.delorme.com/14ers
We also have a back up tracker so if something happens to the other one you can follow it at: https://share.delorme.com/NatalieHamilton

As usual I failed to polish up my website, but at the very least I did update the numbers to say "2015 record attempt" instead of "2014 record attempt" \:D/

The website is still at http://www.andrewhamilton.com/14ers, Andrea and Natalie will try to keep it updated as much as possible!

I look forward to seeing you out there!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Jeff Valliere » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:54 pm

Awesome Andrew, looking forward to following along. Good luck!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by bergsteigen » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:04 pm

Good luck on an injury free successful record!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by doggler » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:08 pm

Good luck bud. Stay safe, be fast.
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Post by Wish I lived in CO » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Good luck, we'll all be rootin' for you.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Exciting!

Good luck, Andrew
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by San Juan Ron » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:31 pm

Andrew, good luck! I will watch for you in the same area as last year. Ron
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Brett M » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:36 pm

Woo hoo! Good luck Andrew and be safe. It looks like I'll get to CO to start recon around July 8th. That's a bit late to be of any help though (but if your crew thinks I can help when the time comes then by all means contact me). Can't wait to watch the progress of the satellite beacon...rock it.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by SoCool » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:36 pm

WINGSUIT!!!!!!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by andrewhamilton » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:38 pm

Hi Brett, I hear you know of a good place to get a chicken sandwich? :) Anyway I'd love to see you out there!

Ron, I would love to see you out there again too, thanks for all the snow updates in the San Juans this year!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Brett M » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:52 pm

heheh...i also know of a nice tranquil place to get an IV...if all goes well I suppose you'd be doing the front range (or maybe finishing up tenmile/mosquito) when i get there. i'll definitely try and meet up with you if it is possible. that would be cool.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by RobertKay » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:03 pm

Cool. Crazy. Amazing. Fun to watch. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Go Andrew.
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