August Contributor Questions: What Mountain Do You Dream of Climbing?

Doug Schitzpahn

I would love to experience an 8,000 meter peak—maybe Broad Peak or Cho Oyu.


Elizabeth O‘connell

I’d like to tackle Freel Peak in the lake Tahoe basin someday, but have a lot of peaks left in Colorado to knock out first.


Cameron Martindell

Ever since doing the Annapurna circuit in Nepal, the Nilgiri Himal has attracted my attention.


Chris Kassar

Ama Dablam, though I’m not sure I’ll ever have the guts.



Chris Vav Leuven

The Diamond on Longs Peak. It’s big, hard and is plagued by thunder showers (at least, those have been my excuses). Once, a partner and I nearly completed Curving Vine (5.11a), but we bailed near the top when we saw clouds building. I’m over making up excuses. It’s time.



Kim Fuller

The “Mummy Kill” is what we call doing all six peaks in the Mummy Range in one day: Chapin, Chiquita, Ypsilon, Fairchild, Hagues, Mummy. I have done CCY, but getting the full Kill in one day is still on my bucket list.


Jonathon Waterman

I dreamed about a pilgrimage to Denali’s summit on my 60th birthday, and since it actually came true on June 12, I can’t stop dreaming about it.


Aaron Bible

Capitol Peak is a fourteener that’s eluded me for many years. It’s often considered the most difficult of the bunch, and it overlooks one of the most beautiful areas of the state.


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