Personally, I'm more of an objective numbers guy than a subjective worrier -- in short, odds. So, for me, the real question is how many adults (for the sake of argument, 18 or older) have been attacked by a mountain lion while approaching or ascending a 14er in the state of Colorado. Obviously, you can use any number of variables, such as replacing adults with people, 14ers with 13ers, Colorado with Washington, etc., and get an entirely different conclusion.
However, considering the forum we are on, I think the above question is reasonable: how many adults have been have been attacked by a mountain lion while approaching or ascending a 14er in the state of Colorado? Not menacing contact, but actual attacks. I think the answer is close to, if not actually, zero. However, I really would like to be corrected if wrong. Either way, the odds here are approaching lottery numbers considering the number of even solo hikers that start pre-dawn.
"On the edge of the porch in the warm evening night
Throwing the bone for the dog I see two passing lights
Well, I wonder where that driver's bound
Is there someone, somewhere, someway out there that I've not found"