Saturday, January 20, 2007

Davenport does it!

What a feat. With only two days to go before the one-year mark, Aspen skier Chris Davenport who has been working on skiing all 54 of Colorados 14,000-foot peaks in 12 months, successfully climbed and skied down longs peak.
We'll have more info in tomorrow's Gazette -- if I can get anyone in Aspen to answer the phone on a powder day.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let the naked capitalism begin! I'm going out now to buy a case of Red Bull......Maybe I can buy his sweaty socks on ebay...oooo, Chris is my hero!

whaaker said...

Hey anonymous, you may want to get professional help to help work out your issues.

Dave Philipps said...

Seriously. Yes, this guy is a professional athlete with sponsors. He get's paid to do his job and he does it well. But this isn't naked capitalism. Dav's sponsors would have been much happier if he had kept on the free skiing circuit. He had to convince them that this was a good idea.
In all the times I've spoken to him, he hasn't mentioned Red Bull once.
He has mentioned the humility and awe he feels about being out in the mountains he considers his home.

Dave Philipps said...

Oh, and we will have photos and story in the Gazette Sunday. I'm hoping it will go out on the AP wire too.

Biker Betty said...

A BIG congratulations to Chris!!! I'm so glad he was able to complete what he started out to do. That is very impressive and my hat's off to him. I look forward to reading about it in the Gazette tomorrow.

UltraRob said...

I've climbed all of the fourteeners and A lot of them I couldn't ski. There's certainly a handful of them I have trouble imagining anybody skiing. Longs Peak is one of them. I just can't imagine what his skiing ability is like.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Chris!!!
sponsors or no sponsors - it seemed as though something he would have done anyway, and truly why not get paid to do something you truly love..... what an accomplishment! it is awesome! I can't imagine what the feeling he has now or even being on top of one of those peaks trying to ski down it. so reading about it is like living vicariously through him how fun!
Diane