58 14ers has been done!
Today Nick topped out on the last summit of the summer. Needless to say I am quite happy and honored to have my good friend finish it off for both of us.
58 14ers has been done!
Several folks have asked about the extent of Joe’s injuries. He got a total of around 20 stitches. He has a broken wrist, dislocated bones in one foot, a good sized laceration on the same leg, a couple of impact puncture wounds on the other leg, a gash on his head and some miscellaneous cuts and bruises. I can’t believe he walked out of there like he did. He’s certainly doing well considering. Thank you folks for your concern. We sure do appreciate it.
We had a bit of an accident yesterday. Joe stepped on some rotten rock which gave way and gave him a 40 foot introduction to the ground. He walked 2.5 miles, under his own power, to the trail head. We made it to the hospital and he is alive and well. Thank you to all the hikers who stopped to help us. Especially Paul who gave us most of the contents of his first aid kit and lent us his hiking poles. We’re heading back to Denver. We’ll let you know the plans as we decide on what to do.
Greetings from Carbondale, CO!
We are currently resting up (not in the hotel’s hot tub just yet) and will begin the journey into the home stretch tomorrow or Saturday upon Snowmass. The last week has definitely taken its toll upon our bodies, especially my (Joe) back and a couple of days rest should put us in the position we need to finish out before returning to Denver and the last two peaks on September 9.
If you’ve been following our journey you know that we’ve topped out on three of Colorado’s toughest mountains earlier this week. The Maroon Bells and Pyramid were amazing, somewhat technical but incredibly fun except for that 2800 foot ascent up South Maroon just in order to get to the ridge.
As of now, we sit upon the #53. It has been a long but life changing road of adventure of which we are happy you’ve joined us on. So as we move back towards Denver, we will go silent. You will not know where we are, what mountain we’re on or what the hell we are doing. Rest assured though, once we hit Denver, you’ll be hearing from us with tons of video and photos.
Until then friends….Cheers to you all for following, donating and helping us give children in South Sudan a brighter future.
Joe & Nick
I can remember sitting at a campsite three weeks ago watching the setting sun dip behind the horizon and looking forward to the day we reached our 50th peak. That number seemed so far away and at times out of reach.
We are happy to report that at 9:30 a.m.today, that number has indeed been reached and we stand alone on South Maroon for #50!
D ays like today in which you have to ascend almost 3,000 feet in about a mile just to get to the ridge makes you realize that the journey is tough but when you are climbing for people and a cause you truly belive in, it makes it all worth it.
On this day we would like say our thoughts are with our new friends the Lost Boys of Sudan, your country and all the wonderful children who are hoping for better days to come.
Cheers to all! We now head over to North Maroon to finish off all four of the major 14er traverses.
Alright folks! We are here on top of Mt. Lindsey at 9 a.m. For that’s right, #47!
It is an amazing view of which could be one of the best we’ve seen this summer.
We now head north so enjoy your day because we sure are.