Wednesday, December 07, 2005
A cold and dubious honor
Every year the AdAmAn club adds another man to their club. Hence the name.
Then they make the new recruit break trail through the snow on their New Year's Eve climb of Pikes Peak.
Surprisingly, they still manage to find an eager inductee each fall.
This year, it's the Rev. David L. Hunting, 53, of Manitou Springs.
Weather permitting, the club’s members and guests will greet the New Year at midnight, December 31st, with a spectacular fireworks display at the 14,110-foot summit. They've climbed the mountain almost every New Year's Eve since the founding "Frozen Five" members, including Fred Barr, started the tradition in 1922.
The Rev. Hunting is an ordained clergyman at the Historic Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs, United Church of Christ, and has climbed with the AdAmAn Club as a guest for nine years. He has extensive mountaineering experience and has climbed Pikes Peak more than 20 times.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 1:54 PM