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Los Torres del Paine in the Chilean Patagonia

Near the tip of South America, highly sculptured towers and horns emerging abruptly from the pampas. 65 miles of hiking accomplishing the “W” signature series to the Italian, French and British camps where climbers have attempted these fearsome towers...
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Mt. Sopris via Northeast Ridge

Mt. Sopris is the icon of the Aspen/Roaring Fork Valley – Happy Birthday to Brett Crandall! This has some route detail since there is not much Mt. Sopris route information that I could find. While not a fourteener, it is a big mountain from bottom...
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Little Bear Peak in a Snowstorm – and a Real Bear

Little Bear Peak – standard route judged to be the most difficult standard route of all Colorado fourteeners, and I learned why. Accessible up the worst road in Colorado. We ran into a bear raid and a snowstorm to boot – a multiple adventure.
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Missouri Mountain – West Ridge

A fourteener in the Collegiates that is a modest step up from a “walk-up.
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Mt. Lindsey: Full Moon Campout and a Class 3, Loose Gully Climb

Mt. Lindsey is one of the new Class of climbs we're doing – loose, steep gullies and playing roulette with the weather.
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Mt. Antero – West Slopes via Baldwin Gulch

Mt. Antero in the Collegiates, the highest mineral-laden terroir in the country.
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Three Fourteener Summits in One Long Day

Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks, both fourteeners in the San Juan Range, can be done together, but the only way down is to climb Redcloud again on the return. A long day, 12 miles and 4,800' elevation gain. Emme, the amazing Australian Terrier, did all three...
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Wetterhorn Peak: A Class 3 Adventure with Andy Mishmash

Wetterhorn notches up in difficulty the fourteener adventures. This climb was done with the leadership of Andy Mishmash, a friend and highly accomplished Class 5++ ice and rock climber.
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Mt. Bierstadt, Mt. Evans and the Sawtooth Traverse

Mt. Evans is the closest and one of the most visible peaks to Denverites. It has a paved road to within 130’ of the summit, the highest in North America. However the climbing approach to the Mt. Evans summit takes the more circuitous and challenging...
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