UPDATE: Eric Lee’s first day

Eric Lee said it was scariest mountains he’s ever done. Hailing, lightning at 13,500′, rain and snow almost the entire time. The trail down was covered in snow, he got lost, and his headlamp batteries almost died.

Here’s an update from guest contributor Chris Gerber:

8/29/2016 11pm Eric Lee update:

Eric left the Needleton TH at 3:00 am and hit the 11,000′ mark (the start of the record attempt) at 4:35am this morning. He climbed the Chicago Basin group (Windom, Sunlight, North Eolus, and Eolus) and returned to the Needleton TH at 10:31am (4 peaks in 6 hours). The Durango to Silverton train was late for it’s 11:15am scheduled arrival, which set him behind quite a bit.

Christopher Hinds and Stephanie Hinds drove him from Silverton to The Kilpacker Basin TH. They encountered a road construction closure on Lizard Head Pass that delayed them another 15 minutes. From Kilpacker, he started the Wilson Group (El Diente, Mount Wilson, and Wilson Peak) at 2:35pm. He summited those 3 peaks is atrocious weather and returned to the Rock of Ages TH at 10:50pm. Steve McClung, Stephanie Hinds, andChristopher Hinds picked him up there and he’s now en route to Yankee Boy Basin, to do Sneffels.

Eric Lee said it was scariest mountains he’s ever done. Hailing, lightning at 13,500′, rain and snow almost the entire time. The trail down was covered in snow, he got lost, and his headlamp batteries almost died.

Current peak count: 7 down / 51 to go

Off to bed for me. Good luck to the team tonight!!

Source: (3) Chris Gerber – 8/29/2016 11pm Eric Lee update: Eric left the…


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

 

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