Peak(s):  Mt. Massive  -  14,421 feet
Date Posted:  12/29/2010
Modified:  12/08/2015
Date Climbed:   12/27/2010
Author:  benners
 Mount Massive Winter Summit   

TR here:

 Comments or Questions

Nice - might have to copy this climb! :)
12/29/2010 19:00
imagine a hard day - even though you didn't make it sound that way!


12/29/2010 19:01
Way to go on getting a long winter summit. Kiefer looks happy standing on the very top of that summit! Nice pictures documenting it all. Looks like a very rewarding day....for all 4 of you up there.


Very Cool guys!
05/09/2011 17:48
Nice work, you boys is fast!


I'm confused...
05/02/2011 14:23
you're not on Dynafits and Kiefer didn't even bring the AT setup? Worried about destroying the good boards? Strong one-day climb nonetheless. Looks like good times were had all around.


Thanks for this report and the pics!
12/29/2010 23:12
Several of those shots are are spectacular! 8)

I hope I can get views like that when I go for my 1st winter 14er in Feb! (Nice work!)


12/29/2010 23:18
Love the photos ... especially those nighttime photos of Leadville. Thanks for posting. Happy trails!


Nice work, gentlemen...
12/30/2010 01:28
Tis the season for calendar winter booty. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. You have a way of making this peak seem possible as a winter day trip.

Is there anything more peaceful than a nighttime deproach? I always get the feeling I'm the last person on Earth. Pure and beautiful.


Great day out!
12/30/2010 07:13
Good to get out witcha again Ben. It's been far too long. Hopefully, we won't make this whole 1-2x a year thing permenent. Pictures are great! We do make a pretty dam good team to boot!
”...nighttime deproach”- sounds sexual and sinister at the same time

Not sure about AT gear now. I just got hit yesterday with some massively expensive dental work.


Already at it!
12/30/2010 23:35
Wow, nice trip and great TR.


Super cool
12/31/2010 04:50
Looks like the kinda day that will go in the history books!


Hey Benners!
01/02/2011 03:50
Good to see you're at it, let's get out soon. Love the pic from the summit looking southwest (with the sun-dogs). Kiefer, nicely done.

Looks like you got another new pair of boots... did you have to pause and take them off along the way?


Congrats to both of you!
01/02/2011 22:00
Nice report and pics. Well done!


01/03/2011 16:40
Thanks for the comments all!

Kiefer - I agree, thanks man for an awesome day!

Tripper - Good luck on your first!

Carl - Not worried about destroying the boards, just interested in giving the new setup a test drive.

Matt - They're actually the old boots, and yes I did as a matter of fact remove one of them in customary fashion to fix a hot spot but I made sure to do it below treeline .


04/06/2011 20:55
”...nighttime deproach”- sounds sexual and sinister at the same time

True statement. Congrats on a good trip.


01/06/2011 17:38
Great TR. Thanks for sharing.


Very Nice!
01/06/2011 18:55
Those are some good looking pics you guys took. Thanks for posting.

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