HAPPENING NOW: Colorado 14er Speed Record Attempt

Eric Lee is attempting to beat Andrew Hamilton’s time of summitting all 58 Fourteeners in Colorado in 9 days, 21 hours, and 51 minutes.
Live updates on Eric’s progress can be found here.


Here are Eric’s thoughts before he took off, from his blog:

Excited, anxious, nervous, scared you name it and I’m feeling it right now. All the planning, plotting, scouting are done and there is only one thing left…..just go for it. People ask me if I feel ready and the answer is no….but I’ve come to realize that you can never feel fully ready for something this monumental, you can’t plan for every eventuality, the weather most definitely will not cooperate, there will be some major adversity both on trail and off trail, but that’s the name of the game.

On Wednesday morning long before the sun rises I will leave the Needleton TH along the Animas River on a journey to try and climb all 58 of Colorado’s 14ers in record time, under 9days 21hours 51min. This entails climbing a 14er or group of 14ers, returning to a trailhead, then having my crew whisk me away to the next TH while I eat and sleep, then I’ll do it all over again. There is no camping, there are no ‘breaks’, once the clock starts it’s a non-stop race to get to Longs Peak (last 14er).

For those looking to entertain themselves at the expense of my suffering I’ll be carrying a Delorme tracker for the duration, the direct link can be found at…


The backup tracking unit is my SPOT…


Additionally my friend Nate from Faster Tracks has setup a tracking sight at…


Hopefully my crew will also be able to post notes and photos along the way to the Faster Tracks sight.

I have no clue how this is going to go, but it’s going to go. A huge thanks to my crew and friends who have dedicated their time and energy to even make this madness possible. Without a dedicated crew one can’t even attempt this crazy record. So as of 2pm on Tuesday 6/28 I go into radio silence, and become no more than a blinking dot on a map to most of you….see you in ten days.

Source: Eric Lee’s Colorado 14er Speed Record Attempt


OR HERE (Delorme site)


FiveThirtyEight: Meet The Maniac Who Scaled 58 Peaks In Less Than 10 Days

Eric’s Lee’s Thoughts Before Taking Off (from his blog)

UPDATE: Eric Lee’s first day (update from friend Chris Gerber)





One thought on “HAPPENING NOW: Colorado 14er Speed Record Attempt

  • June 29, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Good luck Eric! I’ll be cheering for you from my laptop.


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