Update : success! We finished in 58 hrs 58 min. Absolutely incredible experience. More detaills soon….
According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 is the year of the slog…. okay not really, it’s actually the year of the dXragon. But, 2012 is the year of the slog based on my adventure calendar. Keeping with the theme, starting Friday (8/17/2012) at 9AM, Matt Hart and I will throw ourselves at a mountain challenge known as Nolans 14. It’s a linkup of 14 “fourteeners” (peaks greater than 14,000′ in elevation) in the Sawatch Range outside Leadville and Buena Vista Colorado. It has a starting point, an ending point, and fourteen summits to tag in-between. Our route is ~90 miles (provided say don’tgetting lost), with 45kft of up. Quite a bit of the route is off-trail boulder hopping so it’ll be slow-going. We’re psyched, relatively fit, have it moderately well planned out, have the best crew alive (Mindy and Fred Marmsater), and are ready for a good battle. I’ve setup a trackleaders page for easier tracking than the normal spot page. Track our progress here