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Finally did it!!!!
#1
I finally climbed and summited Longs Peak this past Monday.

14 hrs 25 mins
15 miles roundtrip
5,100 feet in elevation gain from trailhead to summit
Route: Keyhole Route

I've had a childhood obsession since age 9 about this mountain. 27 years later, it is finally mine!

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looking across the valley from the Ledges

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looking up the Trough

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looking up the Homestretch


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looking down on Chasm Lake and Peacock Lake from the summit


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looking at the Narrows (towards the Trough on the return trip)

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Looking across the valley from the Narrows

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looking down the Trough

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looking across the Ledges

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stone hut below the Keyhole

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the Keyhole

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Wider shot of the Keyhole

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Longs and the Boulder Field

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purchased a replica summit marker at the Ranger Station

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And purchased a patch

Very proud of my accomplishment. I worked very hard to do this and trained for 2 months solid.

5/23 - Mt. Sniktau (13'er)
5/29 - Quandary Peak (14'er)
6/5 - Spalding/Evans Combo Via Summit Lake and West Ridge Traverse (13'er and a 14'er)
6/19 - James Peak (13'er)
6/26 - Mt. Audubon (13'er)
7/10 - Grays and Torreys ( pair of 14'ers)
7/18 - Belford/Oxford (attempted Missouri as part of a 3 peak combo but storms ran us off) pair of 14'ers
7/25 - Longs Peak (14,255)

11 Peaks, 63 days, avg. of 1 peak every 5.72 days.

I'm so tired even still 5 days after my climb.
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#2
Congrats!!!
That's got to be a great feeling.
Only 14er I have been up is pikes peak in my car
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#3
That's pretty awesome.
Smileak
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#4
Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment!
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(07-30-2016, 04:29 PM)bufordtjustice Wrote: Congrats!!!
That's got to be a great feeling.
Only 14er I have been up is pikes peak in my car

thank you!

I was completely euphoric when I summited.


Last week was pretty much this.
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I've done 9 of them and pretty much none of them ever felt like it did to summit Longs.


(07-30-2016, 08:04 PM)Lead Junkie Wrote: That's pretty awesome.

Thanks!

(08-04-2016, 08:18 AM)mfinley919 Wrote: Congratulations! That's a great accomplishment!

thank you, appreciate it. Very proud of myself.
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