My 14er record attempt

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by Kate D » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:13 am

John,

Thanks for sharing your big adventure! By following the SPOTs, it made us feel connected to the events - we were watching those amazingly quick ascents, thinking about what the conditions must be like, and trying to send "good vibes" for a safe return on that rainy night on the Wilsons.

When Paul and I saw you on Mt. Elbert in March, we knew you were considering this amazing endeavor, but couldn't quite grasp the magnitude. You have inspired and amazed us "mere mortals". We were captivated by the SPOTs (Paul kept watching until the last blip near Kenosha Pass), and the blog posts. We are happy you are back home safe, and wish you the best in your future adventures!

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by Buckshot Jake » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:54 pm

Definitely an inspiring journey! I am glad I was able to meet you on Culebra even if it was just a "Good morning, enjoy your day." Awesome effort, I could not imagine undertaking such an adventure.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by norseman » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:11 pm

Amazingly gnarly kick ass week, congrats Homie. Fun to watch as it unfolded, hope you give it another shot.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by MrJohnnySpot » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:23 pm

Congrats Homie on all that you did! And, to everyone that kept this/us all updated, thank you! It's been fun to follow along and nothing short of inspiring.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by MK_Husker » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:24 pm

This was an incredible feat of athleticism. Congratulations on your run...my employer probably does not thank you, but I was glued to the screen for a week! Hope your legs heal up quickly.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by andyclimbs » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:28 pm

Just posted a TR about my experience pacing Homie these past few days. I hope you enjoy!

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=12757" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by ThreeT » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:26 pm

Great read Andy.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by Harvester » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:50 pm

andyclimbs wrote:Just posted a TR about my experience pacing Homie these past few days. I hope you enjoy!

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=12757" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Thanks Andy for writing all that out, very good read indeed.
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by Paul S » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 pm

Any word on how John's doing after his BIG adventure? Hope he's doing well and recovering nicely. We're still in awe over what he did and went through! :faint:
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by Prairie Tater » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:24 pm

John, I just want you to know that your family in Missouri is very proud of you for what you've done. And I hope that you are not seriously injured. We are getting together with your mom & dad tomorrow for his birthday. Wish you, Lori & the girls could be there. You and your endeavor will probably be the main topic of conversation. =D> Uncle Terry
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by cjporter2011 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:49 pm

Thanks Andy, I enjoyed reading that. Thanks to Bill, as well, for providing us with updates on Homie's blog.

I hope Homie is recovering well and getting some much needed R&R with his wife and daughters.

I like that he kept SPOT going for some of his drive back home. I notice that a handful of his check-ins were where I believe Bongo Billy's sits in Buena Vista. :-P
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Re: My 14er record attempt

Post by FireTruck8 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:59 pm

Homie, Congratulations on such a valiant effort. As I continue my pursuit of conquering these awesome peaks I will forever push myself just a little harder . Thanks
Cave Dog- Your words of appreciation and recognition of Homies hard work are a testimony to your character, good stuff!!!
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