Peak(s):  Winter 14ers - 14,000 feet
Date Posted:  03/16/2011
Modified:  05/12/2011
Date Climbed:   02/02/1990
Author:  sgladbach
 Tom Mereness and Jim Bock  

Rare Articles Documenting Tom Mereness and Jim Bock

Tom and Jim accomplished their goals before common usage of the internet. It is hard to find information. Now these articles will be loaded where they might be read. They are linked in my Mt. Evans final Winter 14er TR, so once it's off the front page, the Evans TR will be where people would normally find them.

If you double-click on these articles, they will open and you can enlarge them to read them

Tom Mereness was the First Person to Climb the Colorado 14ers in Winter (1976-1992)

Boulder Daily Camera, 1992



Jim Bock was the Second Person to Climb the Colorado 14ers in Winter (1984-1997)


Tom Mereness, Jim Bock, Chuck Huss , Ken Nolan in the Soviet Pamirs (1985)


Aron Ralston 3rd Winter Finisher- Aspen Times

Click Here to Read Trip Report for Fourth Finisher -Steve Gladbach

Jim, Aron, Tom, Steve

Mount Wilsom from El Diente (Jim on summit)

Wilson Peak from El Diente

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 Comments or Questions
Summit Lounger

03/17/2011 22:33
Great read about the history of winter ascents. Thanks for posting it.


One thing this makes clear:
03/17/2011 18:56
Steve, you need to grow a beard!


Winter 14ers
03/17/2011 16:10
Pardon my language but thats BAD ASS!!!


03/17/2011 12:39
Very nice, Steve. Thanks for these.


In the first article about Tom...
03/17/2011 13:20
80 trips and had only seen 3 people!? Man, things have changed over the last 30 years.


03/17/2011 03:54
Great idea, Steve. I enjoyed the read.


great articles Steve
03/17/2011 02:14
Thanks for posting these and congratulations, again, to you. Truly elite.

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