Congratulations to Kent Keller of Estes Park, CO!! At age 72, he has summited all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000 foot mountains.  He climbed his first when he was only 13, and now 59 years later he has checked them all off his list.  If you would like to get started on your own list of 14’ers, why not try Long’s Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is only about 45 minutes from Winter Park. It is a good “starter climb” as it has good road access, and is a non-technical climb. You’ll want to start before dawn, since it is a long climb, 7.5 miles to the summit.  Best to get up here soon, as the weather is quickly turning to winter, especially at high altitudes. Winter Park Lodging Company will find a great condo for you relax in after your adventure to the top of the world.

September 11th, 2009

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