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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by skierdjs » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:19 am

Yes so I would grant him completion in "just over one calendar year". Assuming his Capitol summit is valid of course and all other discrepancies addressed.
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by Bean » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:29 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:I searched his FB page and other places and the only pic I could find of JK on Capitol that day was this one. It's a shot of their team climbing K2 (yes, I confirmed that was K2)

Bean, did you find a different photo?

https://www.facebook.com/BjornBauerPhot ... =3&theater
That photo is the day after the photo I'm referring to, which is on the front page of Jon's website.
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:45 am

Looks like he did make the summit on that trip - here's the about page from his newest site:
http://14erskirecord.com/aboutjonkedrowski/

http://14erskirecord.com/wp-content/upl ... 76x507.jpg

Any pics from Pyramid?
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by Oman » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:34 pm

Denver Post story:

Jon Kedrowski already set a record for sleeping atop all the Colorado fourteeners in 2011. Now he’s one peak shy of skiing from the top of all 54 of the state’s highest peaks in record time.

If the 37-year-old Vail adventurer can ski from the precipitous summit of Capitol Peak in the rugged Elk Range before the snow melts, he will shave more than five months off the record for climbing and skiing all of the state’s fourteeners. Kedrowski has skied 53 of the official 54 peaks higher than 14,000 feet in Colorado since Jan. 4, including 33 summits in April and May alone.

http://www.denverpost.com/2016/06/08/va ... ki-record/
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by AnnaG22 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:34 pm

^from the above link:
I tend toward caution, and I’m not afraid to wait. I always kind of put off Capitol this year for a variety of reasons,” [Kedrowski] said. “Sometimes it just felt unsafe, especially during the storms of April and May. But really I would not trade the way this went for anything.”
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by Brian Kalet » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:02 pm

I'm glad the author understands which peaks have 300' of prominence and which don't:

List includes “official 54” set by Lou Dawson, Chris Davenport and Ted Mahon, the first three people to ski all the state’s fourteeners, as well optional fourteener sub-summits like Cameron, Challenger Point and North Eolus, which do not have at least 300 feet of prominence separating them from other fourteeners to identify them as independent peaks.
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:24 pm

The article states:
"Kedrowski took four attempts to ski the daunting Pyramid Peak in the Elk Range, finally skiing from the summit on June 1"
I still haven't seen anything that showed he skied it from the summit on June 1st and it's difficult to see how he got it based on his Spot tracking.

Jon, please show us something from the Pyramid summit ski. If you're going to claim the summit and put yourself in the list of 14er ski finishers, you should expect people from the ski mountaineering community to have some questions. You can clear this up and cement your standing as a finisher by simply filling in some gaps for those of us who have interest in this topic.

And to be clear, I'm not posting this to criticize or belittle your accomplishments; I think your drive and physical stamina to ski so many peaks in such a short period of time is quite amazing. I'm simply looking for clarity. Ski mountaineering is a big part of my life and I have friends who have skied all of the 14ers. If you're going to put yourself in that group, I don't see anything wrong with answering some questions. :)
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by SnowAlien » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:38 am

Skiing South Maroon

http://www.skithegarage.com/thegaragebl ... loir-14156" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We rejoined the summer route as we wrapped to the west side of the mountain for a fun scramble with a couple pitches of steeper snow climbing, finishing on a gentle ridge ramp to Maroon Peak's spectacular summit. I had a 5:30pm work flight to catch in Denver and was already running a little behind. And Jon would be driving down to Durango that evening to catch the train into the Chicago Basin the following morning, so was also eager to get back to the trailhead. We quickly retraced our tracks back to our skis. Jon and I clipped in, said bye to the others, that weren't in such a rush, and raced down.

Pyramid attempt

http://www.skithegarage.com/thegaragebl ... face-14025" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by SchralpTheGnar » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:16 am

SnowAlien wrote:Skiing South Maroon

http://www.skithegarage.com/thegaragebl ... loir-14156" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

We rejoined the summer route as we wrapped to the west side of the mountain for a fun scramble with a couple pitches of steeper snow climbing, finishing on a gentle ridge ramp to Maroon Peak's spectacular summit. I had a 5:30pm work flight to catch in Denver and was already running a little behind. And Jon would be driving down to Durango that evening to catch the train into the Chicago Basin the following morning, so was also eager to get back to the trailhead. We quickly retraced our tracks back to our skis. Jon and I clipped in, said bye to the others, that weren't in such a rush, and raced down.

Pyramid attempt

http://www.skithegarage.com/thegaragebl ... face-14025" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by lodgling » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:23 am

Outed by his own partner.
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by skierdjs » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:33 am

Well Jon went back on June 1st. Which is the date I suppose he is claiming for the summit ski. Just need a photo/gps track or something to convince the masses.
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Re: JK's 2016 Ski Project

Post by KansanClimber » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:33 am

Just checked his wiki page again...looks like the changes some folks made to make it less biased are gone?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Kedrowski" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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