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Chris Davenport in Golden, CO – Dec 8

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Renowned Colorado ski mountaineer Chris Davenport will speaking at Bent Gate Mountaineering in Golden on Wednesday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the store’s monthly Community Night.  Davenport, a resident of Aspen, is an extremely accomplished skier, having completely ski descents of all of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks within a one year period, while also closing in on completing ski descents of every 14,000 foot peak in the lower 48 states.  He has also appeared in many Matchstick Productions movies, including footage in the movie, Claim, in which he completes a ski descent of the Matterhorn in Switzerland.

Davenport will be presenting a slide show at Bent Gate and will also be doing a signing for his most recent book, Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America.  This is not a presentation you will want to miss!



Upcoming 14er Accounts

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To get my collection started, I’m going to adding posts on old 14er trips (from within the last few years), to help get this blog jump-started, and to have points of reference to look back on. Hopefully the pictures and info will be helpful to those of you who visit this site and are interested in climbing any of these peaks. In addition to 23 Fourteeners I have completed thus far, I will add a couple of other peaks and trips I think are worthy of trip reports as well… most notably the Grand Teton. Here is a chronological schedule of what I’ll be posting.

Grays and Torreys Peaks (7/19/07)
Mt. Elbert (7/21/07)
Middle Teton Attempts – ski descents (6/6/08 and 6/13/08)
Torreys Peak – Kelso Ridge Route (7/19/08)
Mt. Bierstadt and Mt. Evans – Sawtooth Route (7/26/08)
Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Cameron, and Mt. Democrat (8/23/08)
Longs Peak (9/7/08)
Fairchild Mountain (9/17/08)
Mt. Belford and Mt. Oxford (9/24/08)
South Arapaho Peak (11/2/08)
Mt. Massive (5/17/09)
Mt. Princeton (5/31/09)
Mt. Shavano (6/7/09)
La Plata Peak (6/21/09)
Wetterhorn Peak (6/27/09)
Handies Peak (6/28/09)
Snowmass Mountain (7/5/09)
Huron Peak (7/25/09)
Crestone Needle (8/15/09)
Mt. Lindsey (8/16/09)
Grand Teton (9/6/09)
Quandary Peak (1/10/10)
Grays Peak – ski descent (5/9/10)
Mt. Elbert – ski descent (5/16/10)
Mt. Bross – ski descent (5/24/10)
Mt. Guyot – partial ski descent (5/29/10)

Written by Alan

July 12, 2010 at 8:37 am