2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Mountain Maverick » Fri Jul 17, 2015 3:17 pm

Does anyone know if Cave Dog's speech he gave on Long's was recorded? Apparently, his words were pretty amazing and it would be great for those of us who were not there to hear it.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Kent McLemore » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:42 am

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Nice article in Alpinist Magazine on Andrew Hamilton's record by Susan Joy Paul:

http://alpinist.com/doc/web15x/newswire ... ers-record" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by mtnhigh358 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:20 pm

GREAT JOB ANDREW!!! you and your crew have set the bar high. Amazing, and an inspiration to us all!! this is one record that the 14er community will not see fall easily....
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by rijaca » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:35 am

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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by fleetmack » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:15 am

I don't like saying stuff everyone knows, and I'm sure that everyone follows Chewbacca on Twitter like I do, but just in case there's an oddball case out there -- Chewbacca is tweeting about this:

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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by pbakwin » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:22 am

The NYT picked up on Andrew's story as well, and even mentions the "controversy" I ignited by questioning his approach to Culebra.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/sport ... .html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by djkest » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:29 am

pbakwin wrote:The NYT picked up on Andrew's story as well, and even mentions the "controversy" I ignited by questioning his approach to Culebra.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/06/sport ... .html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Why is it even a controversy? It only makes sense to get special arrangements. Heck, I could get special arrangements on Culebra if I wanted to- all it takes is money.
I think Cave Dog also got special arrangements for Culebra.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Zambo » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:51 am

Putting aside the rules and controversy discussion for a sec, I just wanted to say thanks for posting this, Peter. It seems like this article was a pretty fair and balanced approach to FKTs as a whole. The debates will rage on, but I or one thought the NYT did a pretty good job tackling a (relatively) obscure subject. Congrats on the coverage and thanks for you work. I enjoyed the read!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by pbakwin » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:00 pm

Personally I was amused by the really rather "esoteric" nature of the Culebra controversy. Hardly something I'd see resonating with the average NYT reader!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Phill the Thrill » Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:57 pm

Does anyone know if there are any Colorado 14er FKT attempts planned for 2016? Just curious, and it could also impact my plans for climbing this summer.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by pbakwin » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:08 pm

Of course it will be up to a record aspirant to announce such intentions.
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