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Mt. Bierstadt

On a very cold dark morning…

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We started climbing through snow, ice, creeks, and dry ground.

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Up to 10,000 ft.

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11,000 ft.

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12,00 ft.

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At 13,800 ft, I clocked out due to hypoxia. Stephen kept going to 14,200 ft. He reached the summit to Mt. Bierstadt! I don’t have those pictures since I was huddled in boulders with a bunch of pikas and packing snow on my knee that I twisted during a fall.

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The storms kept coming with snow, ice, and rain so we descended as quickly as we could.

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And got back to camp around 2 pm to warm up. For dinner, I thought he deserved a real nice meal for all the hard work he did climbing that mountain. . .

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Well, I did at a little more to the pan later. Then the ice and snow returned to camp so we took dinner inside the tent. Steaks and potatoes.

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Tomorrow, we head to a condo in Breckenridge for a few days. We need showers and a real bed for a while. The time is flying by way too fast.

Taking a ride to the top
Packing up and moving on