9 Year old does all 14'ers

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9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby Hodgie » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:34 pm

I am new to this site so this topic may have already been covered. So, I was just leaving the summit of Quandary last Sunday and saw two very young kids coming up with their Mom. The were practically skipping up the mountain as if it were a walk in the park. We stopped to chat and it turns out that the kids were brothers, one 9 years old and the other 5 years old. I complimented the kids on their mettle and asked if they had ever done a 14'er. The looked at each other, rolled their eyes, giggled and proceeded to tell me that the 9 year old had already done all 54 peaks, and the 5 year old was on his 14th. Didn't believe them, but it was confirmed by the Mom, and later the Dad. Now to my question: What is the youngest person to complete all 14'ers? Surely, there can't be too many 9 year olds that have done this. To me, this is truly amazing. Comments???????
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby leggaj5 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:49 pm

I would have told him that there are actually 58 14er's and then asked him how many girls he's had sex with...just to put him in his place. Just kidding...incredible accomplisment by the youngin!
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby chrisrh57 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:53 pm

This is a remarkable feat! I am curious, did you ask them if he completed the 54 when he was 9, or was he even younger? either way - I still think it is incredible whenever I read ANYONE finishes, but I never expected to read this.. And 14 at age 5 !!
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby Rich H » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:03 pm

7 I think is the youngest?
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby jer » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:15 pm

Was his name Calvin? I think I met the family in Chicago Basin this summer.
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby Oman » Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:41 pm

I believe Calvin is the oldest son of Andrew Hamilton, holder of the man-powered 14ers speed record. Calvin finished the 14ers at age 8 and also climbed Sunlight Spire with his dad.
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby Jim Davies » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:54 am

Here's Andrew's announcement from last year: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=32867
It's an impressive feat, but the record is still held by 7-year-old Megan Emmons. Maybe the two younger Hamiltons have a shot. :)
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby Hodgie » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:55 pm

I just looked at your link. Yes, it was definitely Calvin Hamilton. Damn, I have only completed 3 and i am 50 something'ish...makes me feel like I have been wasting my life away.
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby RamanDestroyer » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:25 pm

leggaj5 wrote:I would have told him that there are actually 58 14er's and then asked him how many girls he's had sex with...just to put him in his place.


That made me laugh my ass off, thanks!
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby MtHurd » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:37 pm

Maybe someone could try and get pregnant around May, then climb all 58 during that summer. They could then claim climbing all 14ers while pregnant.
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby gdthomas » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:43 pm

Barry Raven wrote:Maybe someone could try and get pregnant around May, then climb all 58 during that summer. They could then claim climbing all 14ers while pregnant.


...and the in utero child could claim to have climbed all the 14ers before reaching the age of zero. :shock:
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Re: 9 Year old does all 14'ers

Postby Steve Climber » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:12 pm

RamanDestroyer wrote:
leggaj5 wrote:I would have told him that there are actually 58 14er's and then asked him how many girls he's had sex with...just to put him in his place.


That made me laugh my ass off, thanks!


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