A big CONGRATULATIONS to Frank Konsella of Crested Butte as the fourth person in history to make summit ski descents of all 54 Colorado 14,000 foot peaks! Frank got difficult Capitol Peak a few weeks ago, then capped his quest with easy but fun Mount Harvard climb and ski descent. He did his last peak with frequent adventure partner Brittany Walker (who’s close to skiing all 54 herself!).
|Above, Frank on Mount Harvard. He writes: “now I’ve got to help Brittany reach her goal, too”.
|And about that tailgate backcountry skiing. That’s me yesterday, getting the last lower altitude goods off the Marble road. With all the busy times associated with our son’s high school graduation, it’s been nice to keep getting quick corn snow hits in the “Marble Zone.” But the low altitude snow snow is getting dirty and slow, time to keep the ski touring missions going above timberline. We’ll give that a shot today.
Frank and Brittney blog here.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.