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Altitude record set in CO! lol

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Two people apparently climbed Mt Elbert with a 6-ft ladder. This makes me giggle.

 

 

Edit: Upper Case A altitude record set in CO! lol

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OMG, the things people do... funny.   That's an 8 mile 4100 ft hike with a ladder.  Not my idea of fun.

 

http://www.14ers.com/routemain.php?route=elbe2&peak=Mt.+Elbert

 

If anyone wants to top that with a taller latter, I'd suggest trying in the winter.   It's an easy enough trail you could skin up and ski down pulling a pretty tall ladder, similar to how a patroller tows a sled.  

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If anyone wants to top that with a taller latter, I'd suggest trying in the winter.

...not to mention that there could be six feet of snow up there to add to your new record!

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He clearly is not reading the warning stickers that "This is not a step"

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...not to mention that there could be six feet of snow up there to add to your new record!

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I bet we could get Don Denver to beat that record!

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OMG, the things people do... funny.   That's an 8 mile 4100 ft hike with a ladder.  Not my idea of fun....

 

So funny. 

 

Back in 1987-ish, my brother and a friend climbed Elbert with Chris Fowler and an ESPN camera crew for an episode of "Scholastic Sports America" or whatever that show was called. TV cameras were still pretty big then, and I guess the camera guy was NOT happy on the way up. Or down, for that matter. I wonder how a ladder compares. Not as heavy, but more awkward, for sure.

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On a similar note, the highest point in Maine is Katahdin, topping out at an elevation of 5,267 feet.  I hiked it back in the 80s sometime.  Back then at least there was a 13-foot high cairn on the top so that the "highest point in Maine" would be 5,280 feet -- exactly one mile above sea level.

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