Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Davenport gets blown off last summit

Skier Chris Davenport tried to ski the last of 54 fourteeners today: Longs Peak.
He just told me via cell phone that he and his buddies got up to about 12,600 feet and the winds were so high they turned around.
"We were just getting blasted. We could barely stand up," he said.
The area was wind-blasted and he said it isn't clear weather the peak will be skiable. He has until Monday to ski the peak and still be in the (somewhat arbitrary) 12-month mark of when he started. He's planning to try again Friday or this weekend, when snow is forecast. We'll see.
He said today didn't disappoint him. "You can't worry about what Mother Nature wants to do, because she's going to do it, and you have to make of it what you can," he said.

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