Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

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Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by andrewhamilton » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:54 pm

Congrats to Calvin Hamilton (age eight) who finished the 14ers with Mount Elbert last Saturday. We started hiking the 14ers when he was 4, and it was extremely challenging, but also extremely rewarding watching him grow into a great hiker. I was curious if anyone knows of the other young kids who have climbed the 14ers? I have heard of at least 2 six year old girls, a seven year old girl, and another eight year old boy, but there doesn't seem to be much information about them.

Here is Calvin on Mt. Elbert
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Calvin, Axel, and Isabella on the way up Elbert
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by kushrocks » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:57 pm

Umm . . . . . :shock: . . . . .WOW!!! =D> Congrats Calvin that is amazing!!! =D>
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by Tory Wells » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:59 pm

Nicely done Calvin! =D>
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by Floyd » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:17 pm

Congrats! and all smiles too.
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by Oman » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:25 pm

Hey Andrew:

Congrats! Looks like he had a great mentor. Is he riding bikes, too?
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by jpfeif001 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:30 pm

Wow, such a great job Calvin!! What a wonderful achievement for a little guy.
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by Jim Davies » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:32 pm

I've heard that the youngest are Megan Emmons, at age 7, and Tyle Smith, at age 8. It sounds like your son might be the youngest male finisher. I hadn't heard about any six-year-olds; that would be pretty incredible if true. In any case, congratulations! I've been working the list for over twice the time he's been alive, and I'm still not quite finished. :?
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Post by wildlobo71 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:13 pm

Andrew, congrats! We met you, Calvin, and your youngest son - along with your Dad - on San Luis Peak in August. Calvin's quite a kid - you guys had an aggressive schedule left in you back in August.

Have a restful fall!
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by fepic1 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:43 pm

You the Man ! Congratulations Calvin! Do you guide ? I have a couple tuff ones left : ) I'm Look'n for a little help.
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by TheOtherIndian » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:50 pm

Wow, he has completed this 'small' list pretty quickly! =D> TIme to move on to bigger things?

Congrats!
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by sunny1 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:31 pm

If those photos are any indication, what a charming, persistent mountaineer!
Congrats Calvin and Andrew! Strong work, guys! =D>
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Re: Congrats to Calvin, an 8 year old 14er finisher

Post by unclegar » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:45 am

Congrats Calvin! =D> That's quite an accomplishment!
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