bə-lō'nē mō'gəls(n.pl.) 1. A group of drinkers with a shredding problem. 2. The combination of snow, booze, and metal.


Mission: Summit

It was Friday. The last day. After Lunch. We had to do it.

After much bitching we all agreed to do it. We took the Colorado Express to Chair 6 to the warming hut at 12,000 ft. From there we shook the ice off and got ready. Now the five of us hoped on the Imperial Express Chair for the final push. This chair took us to 12,800 feet in 2 and a half minutes.

Now the wind picked up the snow blew in and the temp went down. In a near whiteout we bunkered down and started the hike up the final 200 feet of vert. Tim, powered through like an animal and burned all us healthy-lungers in a truly impressive fashion. What we thought was going to be a tough hike turned out to be a grueling and challenging process. The snow was so loose and the climb was so steep it was very tough to keep pushing up without sliding back.

We made it and had only one thing to say.


Damnit meg didn't take a picture of me, so it seems I never made it up myself. (Thanks Meg)

To get a sense of the summit, check out the video I took of us up there.

We'll have video of the Summit run up soon.

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