A Tale of Perseverance

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A Tale of Perseverance

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My friend Ron Wheeler wrote a tale about his recent climb of Quandary. You can find it at the link below, which I am sharing with Ron's permission.
Quandary was not his first fourteener summit. However, it might be his last. His story will explain why. Hope you not only enjoy the read but are inspired by it as well.

https://mcusercontent.com/89fda8ebdcc2c ... andary.pdf
"If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, and you say to this mountain, 'move from here to there,' it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:21
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Nice story and congratulations to Ron for getting there.
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God is so good. So many great points in the story.

"With all the tests in my life (and my tests are no different
than what anyone else goes through during these crazy
times), the key is to persevere. Don’t fight it, let perse-
verance do its work – just hang in there. The end result is
maturity and completeness."

I like this a lot. We grow from trials and God is with us the whole way. Great job!
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Well tell Ron Wheeler congratulations. His climb may not have been what he wanted it to be but I am looking at climbing something that scares me. This has given me some inspiration.
His climb and story has a purpose beyond itself.
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Rollie Free wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:21 amWell tell Ron Wheeler congratulations. His climb may not have been what he wanted it to be but I am looking at climbing something that scares me. This has given me some inspiration. His climb and story has a purpose beyond itself.
Although not a registered member of the site, I'm sure Ron is watching this thread and enjoying the comments. Rollie - You will appreciate the fact that Ron is a proud Nebraska native and a diehard Husker. Arianna - yes, God is with us the whole way! Glen - yes, Ron writes well. He also draws well since he is a cartoonist by trade.
"If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, and you say to this mountain, 'move from here to there,' it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:21
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Rollie Free wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:21 am Well tell Ron Wheeler congratulations. His climb may not have been what he wanted it to be but I am looking at climbing something that scares me. This has given me some inspiration.
His climb and story has a purpose beyond itself.
+1 I agree, congrats on making a safe summit and return to the trailhead.
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Awesome story! Congratulations on making it to the top and back safely!

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Congratulations - what an accomplishment! Love the photos.
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Gene913 wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:29 am
Rollie Free wrote: Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:21 amWell tell Ron Wheeler congratulations. His climb may not have been what he wanted it to be but I am looking at climbing something that scares me. This has given me some inspiration. His climb and story has a purpose beyond itself.
Although not a registered member of the site, I'm sure Ron is watching this thread and enjoying the comments. Rollie - You will appreciate the fact that Ron is a proud Nebraska native and a diehard Husker. Arianna - yes, God is with us the whole way! Glen - yes, Ron writes well. He also draws well since he is a cartoonist by trade.
So not only did Ron's toenails fall off but he's a Husker fan. We suffer in brotherhood. There is much to be admired in mountain hiking/climbing. Some are very natural and talented, others fight through it. Both are highly respectable traits.
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arianna2 wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:45 am God is so good. So many great points in the story.
+1. I love encountering God through spending time on Colorado's high peaks. Great trip report of a well-earned summit. Give Ron a high five for me!
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