Colorado 14ers

Excited, anxious, nervous, scared you name it and I’m feeling it right now. All the planning, plotting, scouting are done and there is only one thing left…..just go for it. People ask me if I feel ready and the answer is no….but I’ve come to realize that you can never feel fully ready for something this monumental, you can’t plan for every eventuality, the weather most definitely will not cooperate, there will be some major adversity both on trail and off trail, but that’s the name of the game.

On Wednesday morning long before the sun rises I will leave the Needleton TH along the Animas River on a journey to try and climb all 58 of Colorado’s 14ers in record time, under 9days 21hours 51min. This entails climbing a 14er or group of 14ers, returning to a trailhead, then having my crew whisk me away to the next TH while I eat and sleep, then I’ll do it all over again. There is no camping, there are no ‘breaks’, once the clock starts it’s a non-stop race to get to Longs Peak (last 14er).

For those looking to entertain themselves at the expense of my suffering I’ll be carrying a Delorme tracker for the duration, the direct link can be found at…

The backup tracking unit is my SPOT…

Additionally my friend Nate from Faster Tracks has setup a tracking sight at…

Hopefully my crew will also be able to post notes and photos along the way to the Faster Tracks sight.

I have no clue how this is going to go, but it’s going to go. A huge thanks to my crew and friends who have dedicated their time and energy to even make this madness possible. Without a dedicated crew one can’t even attempt this crazy record. So as of 2pm on Tuesday 6/28 I go into radio silence, and become no more than a blinking dot on a map to most of you….see you in ten days.

Feeling small admiring the beauty of the Elk Range from afar atop Cottonwood Pass.

Feeling small admiring the beauty of the Elk Range from afar atop Cottonwood Pass.

15 thoughts on “Colorado 14ers

  1. Jill Suarez

    Good luck , I’m very sure your skill as a competitive trail runner along with nolans Experiance will help you complete this very awesome challenge ( as I recall you ran the hardrock 100 in a cool running skirt and you also do some super hero stunt work on the side ) … Best of luck we will be cheering for you and hoping everything goes well !!

  2. Eric Yabu

    Best wishes for 58 great adventures from one of your sister’s friends. As someone who took almost 15 hours to do just Long’s Peak, I am in awe. Look forward to tracking your progress.

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