I climb mountains. When everything falls away below and you can
see for miles in all directions --the moment when you finally reach the
summit is worth all the effort.
While stationed in Colorado from the summer of '98 to the winter of '01 I climbed all 54 14,000 foot mountains in the state. A MUST see! This is the showcase of my web site! See also my centennials, 13er's in the highest 100 peaks. Near misses can also be "edifying"..
My other mountain project is to climb the highest point in each of the 50 states and provinces.
Other trip reports include a winter climb in the Adirondacks , a winter snowshoe trip in Ontario to one of my favorite parks, Algonquin Provincial Park, a trip to the North Cascades of Washington state, soloing Mt Shuksan and making an attempt on Mt Despair, lightweight backpacking and trail running trips to Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario and 110 km in two days over the La Cloche Trail in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, and a snowshoe trip into Gatineau Park in Quebec just north of Ottawa. In July of 2000, Jonathan Cavner and I summited 6 14er's in 16 hrs 45 minutes--across the wilderness with no cars. At the time this was a speed record for 6 14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. This summer I ran in "Nolan's 14", a 100 mile race across 14 14,000 foot peaks--60-hour time limit. This year four runners completed the course for the first time: Mike Tilden, Blake Wood, John Robinson, and Jim Nelson. I finished eleven and got married to Laila on top of Princeton. Sep 15th, 2001 Mike Tilden and I set a speed climbing record with eight 14er's in 23hrs01min--La Plata to Yale.
A photo gallery from our Canadian Rockies Trip in Fall '97.
Climbed seldom-summited Mount Arthur in my backyard here in Pikes Peak country on the 4th of July, 2009.