Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In Case You Haven't Heard....

... you did it. The CMC summit-ed every publicly-owned 14er in the state last weekend, getting about 400 climbers up and down safely, some of them over some of the gnarliest pitches in the world, some of them climbing their first-ever 14er.

It took some last-minute scrambling and some heroic efforts on the part of bold climbers, but you did it, and as a result you helped us celebrate our 100th birthday with a maraschino cherry on top of a whip-cream covered banana split the size of Mt. Elbert.

The climb headquarters was rocking all day Saturday as we received reports of your summit-ting by SPOT, photos, video and audio. We celebrated in style on Sunday. And come December 8, the CMC auditorium will be rocking as we remember it all with a documentary produced by CU-Denver film students. And then we'll spread the Colorado Fourteener Challenge story around the world by showing the documentary to audiences near and far, and years from now they'll be asking themselves, "What was that group that climbed all those peaks in one day?" It was the Colorado Mountain Club.

Special thanks to Sherry Richardson, 14er Challenge Climb Coordinator, and Beth Dwyer for coordinating all the Centennial Peaks throughout our birthday year. Also, thank you to all leaders (mentioned below) who helped this day, allowing us to make history.

Pretty sweet, people. Pretty ... damn ... sweet. Walk tall.

Ryan Ross
Chair, ad hoc committee on the centennial celebration series 



For more pictures from our Centennial events, check out the CMC Flickr account. Also, check us out in the Denver Post!





 LEADER
PEAK
COLEADER
Bill Houghton
Handies
Bobby Overman
Clare Reda
Eolus, Sunlight, Windom

Joe Leahy
Lincoln
Charles Thabault
Steve Bonowski
Kit Carson

Lorna Donovan
Grays

Crestone Needle
Cindy Bero

David Hoot Gibson
Crestone Peak

Craig Patterson and Sherri Durman
Oxford/Belford
Sherri Durman
Steve Sprowles
N. Maroon

Debbie Markham
Maroon

Donna Brockman
Pikes
Dianne Stiller
Nicholas Browne
Sherman
Mark Wolf
Dave Covill
Wetterhorn
Beckie Covill
Dave Miller
Missouri
Emily Anderson
Karen Hurley
Elbert
Janet Farrar Need Bio
 Jim Cunningham
Uncompaghre
Lee Moosberger
John Stidman
Capitol
Yes
Rich McAdams
El Diente & Mt. Wilson

Wayne Johnson
El Diente

Ed White
Bierstadt
No
Lon Carpenter
Shavano/Tabeguache

Dan Kunz
Mt. Evans

Kevin Schaal
Sherman




Susan Baker and Clint Banker

Pyramid
Yes



Dave Kraemer
Huron
Yes
Donna Gail Schneider
Quandary
Yes
Angie Parris-Raney
Quandary

Jan Schmidt
Columbia
Yes
Dave Smith
Yale

Bud O’Hara
San Luis
Yes
Beth Hungerford
Handies

Ed Biery
Humboldt
Yes
Marilyn Choske
La Plata
Yes
Bill Blazek
Longs-Cable Rte
Yes
Mark Miller
Longs-Keyhole Rte
Yes
Mike Zyzda
Wilson Peak
Yes
Kurt Wibbenmeyer
Snowmass Mt.
Yes
Roger Leikas
Mt. Massive
Yes



Jim and Beth Davis
Harvard
Yes
Cheryl Ames
Princeton
Yes
Steve Soich
Democrat/Lincoln/Cameron

Ginger Ellis
Sneffels

Tom Creighton
Ellingwood

Uwe Sartori
Antero

Linda Lawson
Torreys

Paul Raab
Mt. Evans

Dave Wasson
Blanca

Tom Hankiewicz
Castle Peak

Carol Adler
Democrat

Vern Bass
Holy Cross

Carol Schmitz
La Plata

Doug Hatfield
Mt. Lindsey

Mark Thompson
Little Bear

Vilas Tulachan
Torreys

Matt Biscan
Torreys-Kelso Ridge

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