Winter Fourteener Climbing – Skiing, Hamish Gowans & Sean Crossen

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Hamish Gowans sent me another dispatch about his winter fourteener climbs. He’s still laying low during the big storm cycle, but I’ll bet the rest days have made him very strong — we’ll see if that proves out. Speaking of fourteener snow climbs and backcountry skiing, I know that Sean Crossen is still planning on finishing up his backcountry skiing project this winter and spring (he’ll be the second person to ski all the fourteeners, after myself). I haven’t heard from Sean lately. I’ll bet he’s chomping at the bit now that we have enough snow in Colorado to ski fourteeners through May. Both Hamish and Sean just need to be patient and not go out and do something rash. I’m still planning on meeting up with both of them when they’re in this area.


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