Jim Gehres has stood on the summits of all 54 of Colorado's Fourteeners, not just once, but 11 times. Specifically, he has climbed every one of these peaks - called "Fourteeners" because the mountains top 14,000 feet in elevation - 11 times each. All but 12 of them, he's climbed 12 times apiece.
When Denverite Gehres began climbing Fourteeners in 1960, he wasn't looking for a place in the record books. "It just got to be a weekend habit," he says. "it was good exercise, nice scenery, and I enjoyed having a checklist." He set a pace of 20 Fourteeners a year for 38 years. Today, whether he likes it or not, the fit 65-year-old IRS attorney is the undisputed king of the Fourteeners