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.

Nepal prepares to blacklist Indian couple from mountaineering

Nepal has initiated a process to cancel the Everest summit certificates issued to Indian police couple and impose 10-year ban on them in mountaineering after it was discovered that they had digitally altered another mountaineers’ photographs which had been uploaded to Facebook making them look as though they were own. The couple in question had planned to be the first Indian husband and wife team to have summited Everest. Their 10-year Himalayan climbing ban should give them plenty of time for them to brush up on their Photoshop skills in preparation for their next expedition.

Source: Nepal prepares to blacklist Indian couple from mountaineering

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: