Dispatch #6: Self-Propelled Adventure w/ Joe Grant, Erik Sanders, Christopher Harrington & Ilene Bloom

Joe Grant

For this week’s live show we talk with a group of impressive go-getters from the Front Range:

We recorded LIVE with a nice crowd from the patio of Mountain Toad Brewing in Golden with four inspiring mountain adventurers who all share a love of suffering in nature.

Joe Grant talks to us about his recent self-supported peak-bagging of all 57 14ers. He talks about his 100-mile “rest day” bike ride, his lowest point on the trails (on a paved road of all things) and how he keeps his motivation in some very difficult elements.

Erik Sanders discusses his Labor Day weekend Nolan’s 14 attempt and breaks some news regarding an exciting adventure race he’s got coming up.

Christopher Harrington talks about the group of trail-blazers he founded, FRXC – Front Range Cross Country, and lays out an ambitious plan that is now officially Joe Grant-approved.

Our “every-woman” Ilene Bloom tells us how she got mixed into the crazy world of ultra-running and what she’s got her eyes set on next.

Colorado’s Eric Lee: ‘Goodbye … for now’

I’d  be lying if I said I wasn’t going to miss Colorado a lot (especially my poor kitty), but there is so much world out there I’ve yet to experience and explore.

Source: Good bye for now | MtnRunner_ELee

Dispatch Mini: Eric Lee on Nolan’s 14

Nolan’s 14 is a run over the 14 summits over 14,000 ft. in Colorado’s Sawatch Range, from Mt. Massive to Mt. Shavano in either direction. It has been around since the early 90’s but has gained popularity with the growth of ultrarunning. You can choose your own route between summits, but the most practical routes have been estimated to be 88 to 106 miles with 44,000 ft. of climb. Cutoff is 60 hours to the last summit.

This is not a race.

Dispatch Radio’s Laurie Nakauchi sits down to talk Nolan’s 14 with Eric Lee who raised eyebrows in the local outdoors community with his 2016 14ers ‘fastest known time’ attempt which just so happened over this year’s notoriously rainy monsoon summer. Eric completed Nolan’s in 2012 in 57:27:14 after having scouted the course over the previous nine years.  Here’s a link to his 2012 Nolans 14 report.

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.

GO ERIC GO!

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

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