Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

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Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by CaptCO » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:31 am

Congrats on quite the accomplishment, hope to meet you someday.

-5,000mi
-2 million feet elevation gain
-3x 14er Finisher
-a lot more that should be posted in this thread

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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by MKwhite45 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:16 am

Incredible!! =D> =D>
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by Wildernessjane » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:20 am

Nice work, Brad! That’s an impressive accomplishment.
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by daway8 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:21 am

Wow, that's a lot of climbing!!! :shock: \:D/
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by Mtnman200 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:28 am

You need to slow down, Brad. You're making the rest of us look like slackers.

Seriously though, congratulations on a great accomplishment.
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by sigepnader » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:49 am

That’s amazing. Congratulations!
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by greenonion » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:53 am

Is there a wife in this equation?! If so, how in the world did you do that?!!
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by 2toes » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:12 am

greenonion wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:53 am
Is there a wife in this equation?! If so, how in the world did you do that?!!
There is a wife! That's how he's been able to do it; she's very supportive and might I add beautiful 8)

Here's the original post that I put on the Facebook Page:

Congratulations to Brad McQueen! With today’s summit of North Eolus, he has 500 14er summits and has completed the list of 58 three times. That effort includes:
~5,000 miles hiked
~2,000,000 feet of elevation gain
>100 partners
16 unsuccessful attempts
4 jobs
2 kids
1 supportive wife
And ~1/2 pint of ice cream each day

Thanks to his many partners on here and to Bill for all of the incredible information that Brad (and all of us) have had access to in planning these adventures.
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by DArcyS » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:52 am

Yes, congrats, Brad.

A name that isn't mentioned too much anymore is Jim Gehres. In the late '80s early '90s, he was recognized as the person with the most 14er ascents, as he had climbed them all 12-13 times. I imagine part of that was a lack of information on other peaks to climb -- just stick to what is known. In 2000, I was preparing to leave the trailhead near Winfield to climb UN 13,253 when a gentleman asked me about my plans. I told him about my 13er for the day, and he introduced himself as Spencer Swanger, the first to climb all of the centennials. (He was leading a CMC group up Huron that day.) He talked about how things had changed a little even in 2000, as when he climbed the centennials, the routes were far from developed.
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by cottonmountaineering » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:02 am

way cool!
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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:03 am

Awesome! Great job, Brad

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Re: Brad McQueen 500 14er Summits

Post by jasayrevt » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:25 am

Congratulations, Brad. You are a consistent presence in the Colorado mountaineering community that is sincerely appreciated. I am happy for you on this quality accomplishment.

Keep it up
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