While many mountaineers dream of one day summiting all 54 of Colorado's famed fourteeners, Mike Obmascik attempted the feat in one summer. During this lecture, the author and adventurer recalls his journey and discusses his book, Halfway to Heaven: My White-knuckled—and Knuckleheaded—Quest for the Rocky Mountain High. Tue 7 p.m.
Fifty-four peaks. More than 140 routes. And hundreds of thousands of feet in elevation. With all of this lofty real estate in our backyard, it’s no surprise that clawing our way up the sides of 14,000-foot mountains has become a rite of passage for Colorado residents. But how does a rookie peak bagger choose which summit to reach for? We present the ultimate beginner’s guide to climbing Colorado’s famous fourteeners.
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