2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by MTGOAT72 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:41 pm

Loved the "Capitol Punishment" piece. Amazing feat to say the least. Truly a warrior out there, so you gotta love it. Great insperation for us all. Well done! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by kgmo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:53 pm

JQDivide wrote:Just a note on compartment syndrome... recently a reporter for PBS had his arm amputated because of it after a simple injury.
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Andrew, Glad you are home safe. What an amazing effort.
Wise to call it off. Hopefully you'll try it again.
Thanks for the inspiration.

I've been glued to the GPS tracking all week, and I was so sad to see it end early. But I couldn't agree with this more. We can push our bodies so much further than they want to go, but at the end of the day, we are mortal. What is vastly more important than any record is our own health. I was happy to see Andrew make the right choice and listen to his body saying it was time to stop. It was an amazing feat, and incredibly inspirational. Here is hoping you heal fast Andrew, and can enjoy the rest of the summer playing in the hills with your family.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Harvester » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:58 pm

Thank you Andrew Hamilton, that was spectacularly inspirational and flat out amazing. Thanks to you and your crew for letting us watch. Well done! =D>
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by SkiBikeClimb99 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:01 pm

Andrew & Team Bad Dad -
Absolutely awesome effort!!! Congratulations! You guys were all as tough as nails. You're definitely an inspiration to the rest of us.

Oh, btw, I heard there's a hot tub at the top of Democrat... j/k

Get well and hope to see you on the trail soon.

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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by mtgirl » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Really enjoyed Stefan's blog on the peaks he shared with Andrew in the Elks. Wow, what determination and friendship. Thank you for sharing it with us. Fantastic read !
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Post by jaymz » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:15 pm

jlsims83 wrote: It took ten hours most of which was sleep for the conversation about not if but when he can go out and try it again. So if you think the record is safe trust me I know of three people who are in the planning stages right now. I think the next year will be full of action and drama.
This really excites me.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by hmelch » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:30 pm

I don't have any adjectives that haven't already been used to describe the past 10 days.

I believe Andrew's journey was 80% mental. We can often push the body far beyond what we think it's capable of, but for most of us our minds do not allow us to get there. In Andrews case (and a small percentage of humans on the planet), he can get beyond the mental anguish of such an adventure and test the true limits of human physical endurance. It was exciting to watch. Never was I so concerned by dots on a map every 10 minutes.

A job well done to Andrew, his crew, all those who've attempted this in the past, and those who will attempt in the future. I can't wait till the next attempt.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Double Oh Seven » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:53 pm

I have nothing more to add that hasnt been said already about what a badass this dude is.

But i did want to announce that I have a huge man crush on Bad Dad!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by akoller » Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:14 am

I must say this was a truly amazing feat, thank you for the week of non-stop entertainment. I will admit I did not think it was going to go as smoothly as it did, given all the snow on the peaks. But there you were, blasting through them. :o And I will also admit, when word of the injury arrived, I thought it was over. But no, you got up again and finished the Bells, Holy Cross, and Sherman. =D> Really amazing stuff.
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by andrewhamilton » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:46 am

Hello everyone! So I just sat down at the computer for the first time since starting the record attempt. I haven't had a chance to read through anything yet, however I just wanted to say thanks for all of the support you offered during the record attempt. When people would show up to hike with me they would keep me updated on comments they found interesting, and it was both entertaining and motivating for me!

I am sorry I had to call it quits early, but even though I failed to achieve my goal, it was still such a great adventure that I am very excited to tell the tale. It will take awhile to get caught up on everything, but I'll let you know when parts of the story are ready in case you are interested in reading about it.

Once again thanks to everyone, I really appreciate all of the support from the 14ers.com community!
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by pudgy » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:37 am

Thanks for taking us all along on the attempt, it was a fascinating and fun ride sitting in front of a computer while you were suffering out there. I have trouble comprehending how the human mind, body and spirit combine to help people overcome such incredible odds to pursue these ventures. I'll have you in mind in late July when I have to re-climb out of East Cross Creek after summiting Holy Cross. Hey, one step at a time, right?
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Re: 2014 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by susanjoypaul » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:06 am

This has been a joy to watch, and I am thankful to all involved for sharing it, especially Andrew and his team. Here's to a lot of sleep and healing, and good food (eat your veggies, kids!) and eventually, more training, 'cause apparently that's what makes you guys happy!

Looking forward to reading the whole story. What a trip!