Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Flatlander in the Mountains

Mt. Audubon, Colorado, is billed as an “entry-level” 13er – a mountain with a summit of at least 13,000 feet above mean sea level. Five years ago, I’d never be considering doing anything this strenuous. I just wasn’t in that kind of shape, I would’ve told myself. Not anymore. I’ve been working out regularly, eating fairly healthily and I’ve got newfound confidence in my physical stamina which didn’t exist during my adolescence.

“Perfect,” I thought, “A nice, easy climb to get some pictures and prove to myself that I can summit an honest-to-God mountain.” Continue reading

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