Fourteen 14ers

April 10 – Annnnnnd, They’re Off!

After sorting and resorting the gear the crew packed up the caches and drove halfway around Colorado strategically placing them.

April 9 – Fourteen 14ers: Getting Sorted

Greetings from cyberspace. Guest blogger Trey Cook here, organizing (or not) cyber-transmissions from the Fourteen 14ers crew while they’re out gallavanting in the snow. So as you can see I’m a bit slow out of the gate here but y’see we had this huge snowfall that hammered the valley right about the time the Ripper [...]

Fourteen 14ers – Solar Charge

I’ve used solar panels on the glaciers of Pakistan with great success. The Brunton 12 volt charges up AA batteries quickly. This trip requires a bit more portability since we will not be skiing or climbing from a base camp. Tara and Herb took a moment from their consuming desert lifestyle to demonstrate the rig. First [...]

Fourteen 14ers – Delayed Start to 4APR10

Spring is definitely in Moab – all the license plates have turned green… It’s also spring in the Sawatche Range – bringing volatile weather patterns, lots of snow and longer days. The CAIC (Colorado Avalanche Information Center) Website has some standardized reporting features. The easiest visual is the pie shaped Avalanche Danger Scale (AKA Wheel of Death). [...]

Fourteen 14ers – The Crew

It looks like we will be skiing with a crew of 4 this year. Fritz, Zack, James and myself. James and I go back to Montana – before Hyalite was the ice mecca it is today. Zack and Fritz are frends and co-workers of James. I’m not certain about Zack but the rest of us [...]

Fourteen 14ers – What Gear and Why?

This blog is an open format on finalizing our gear.  We know National Geographic MAPS software estimates 130 miles, 40k’ of climbing and 41K’ of descent, and we will cross fourteeen Colorado 14,000′ peaks. It also looks like Zach has 2 weeks off, and we may have 3-4 options for caches, and I really can’t ski (with [...]