2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Tortoise1 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:01 pm

RosieTheSummiter wrote:Greetings, all.
Here is a video clip of Andrew's finish on Longs last night(...er...this morning??). You'll have to forgive the quality because I am short, I was in the back, it was dark, and it is an iPhone.
[youtubevideo]http://youtu.be/EObcPbuovno[/youtubevideo]
In addition to all those problems the video link isn't showing up - at least for me.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Kitten » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:02 pm

It was an unforgettable experience to be at the finish line yesterday and seeing Andrew come to his goal. Cave Dog speech was very emotive, thanks for being there!
I attached some of the pics we took.

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Waiting impatiently for the lights!
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Cave Dog gives the Trophy to Andrew
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The Crew!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Kitten » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:03 pm

And a couple more...
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by MountainHiker » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:12 pm

A marathon a day with elevation gain >14,000' with the four great traverses thrown in!

To put that in perspective, last week we did Kings Peak, UT as an overnight backpack. Our plan was to drive to NV the next day and then get Boundary the following day. On the hike out I said, you know we should take 2 rest days instead of one between the peaks. The limitations of being mortal! Did dogs bark at Andrew on the way by? Perhaps he's a cyborg!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by DanielL » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:23 pm

Incredible...I would have loved to come out yesterday night (should have done it!) and congratulate Andrew and the team. I can't really add anything that hasn't been said, but Andrew, a huge congratulations on this incredible accomplishment! I'll be sending the bill later for the lost hours at work while watching the Delorme page. :lol:
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Fr3ako » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:42 pm

For a mountain lover like me, it was a privilege to follow "live" his steps through all the posts here and gps data for these less than 10 days! Wish I were there at the finish.

Unbelievable effort, I was complaining about my sore feet after hiking Lindsey only last week...

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An Herculean effort Sir...
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by JsinDeAZ » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:56 pm

MountainHiker wrote:A marathon a day with elevation gain >14,000' with the four great traverses thrown in!

To put that in perspective, last week we did Kings Peak, UT as an overnight backpack. Our plan was to drive to NV the next day and then get Boundary the following day. On the hike out I said, you know we should take 2 rest days instead of one between the peaks. The limitations of being mortal! Did dogs bark at Andrew on the way by? Perhaps he's a cyborg!
Ha! I did Kings Peak in a day and going back to do it again as part of a crazy challenge. love the Uintas.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by ap snow » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:15 pm

Incredible! Thank you for doing this Andrew. Dream big and anything is possible.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by Billy the Kid » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:33 pm

Bump...

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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by nsaladin » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:33 pm

It was nice to meet you tonight Andrew! What you have done is amazing, and has inspired myself as well as others!
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by CO Native » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:17 am

So does Andrew have any speaking events planned yet? I'd love to hear his story.
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Re: 2015 14er Speed Record Attempt

Post by HikerCurt » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:49 am

^^ +1
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