The jukebox is playing Richie Valens, the eggs and panakes have just arrived and we are among locals and tourists at the Tic Toc Diner in Lake City celebrating.
Last night at 8:30 we topped out on Handies for our 40th peaks in 40 days.Sunset from above 14,000ftwas amazing.
Hope to post video and photos soon.
We just wanted to send out a quick hello to all of you out there following along on our journey across, up and over Colorado’s 14ers. It’s been a long road but with 30+ days to go, time is short, spirits are high, bodies are quite tired but we have only 25 left to go.
We are heading towards the Windom group tomorrow on the train from Durango of where we’ll hope to knock four out in a day. That means by next Friday we could potentially have 40 done! We’re excited about that to say the least.
We were hoping to have a video posted today but connection isn’t too well here at camp. We’ll try again after the Windom group possibly.
In the meantime……
If you haven’t, please visit http://www.crowdrise.com/climbforsudan and donate what you can. Your donation goes straight to so many wonderful children in South Sudan who are dreaming of a better education.
Thank you all for following us on this journey and doing what you can to be a “climber” too by donating.
Joe & Nick
We just topped out on our 30th summit earlier this morning. It’s quite the milestone for us to say the least.
We pulled off Culebra on the 30th, nailed the traverse of the Crestones the next day and managed to hit Carson and Challenger the next. Now off Sneffels after a couple days rest to heal my back and Nick’s knee, we head to the Wilson and Windome group.
We’ll post a video and some photos soon. I hope!
Quick post today from Westclifef, CO.
As of today and knocking off five peaks in three days, we are at 29! That’s halfway home.
We celebrated with some pancakes and eggs at Chile Bears here in this small town. If you ever make it through eat here!
We now move west with tired bodies but high spirits. My old back issues have arisen and Nick’s knee is in rough shape but we will continue on until the body says no more.
Hope to post some photos or video soon.
Quick update for everyone out there. We just learned that news of our adventure hit over 90 media outlets across the country earlier today! That is amazing, right? Let’s just hope that a tremendous amount of people pick up on what Project Education Sudan is doing over in the new country of South Sudan and decide to help out a bit.
Us getting in the news is great but PES hitting their goal of $100,000 and helping 3,000 children is what it’s all about.
Below is a link to the MSNBC version.
As for us…we’re back on the road on Friday. The eyes are getting better but the glasses are here! It’s go time baby!
We’ve managed to climb 24 mountains as of today but have to take an unexpected break for a bit. It seems as though the Gods have struck me down with an eye infection and unless I want to climb without contacts and stumble my way to 14,000 feet, we must sit and wait. I’m not too happy about it but everything happens for a reason, right? They should get better in a few days. If they do, the plan is to head up to Longs and see what we can do until my new glasses are shipped.
So, until we hit the mountains again, enjoy this quick video.
Much love to my dude Eric, a.k.a Madd for the music.