Congratulations Frank Konsella — All 54 Skied! And check out this weekend’s tailgate skiing…

Post by blogger | May 19, 2008      

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Frank Konsella of Crested Butte as the fourth person in history to make summit ski descents of all 54 Colorado 14,000 foot peaks! Frank got difficult Capitol Peak a few weeks ago, then capped his quest with easy but fun Mount Harvard climb and ski descent. He did his last peak with frequent adventure partner Brittany Walker (who’s close to skiing all 54 herself!).

Ski touring 14ers in Colorado, Mount Harvard
Above, Frank on Mount Harvard. He writes: “now I’ve got to help Brittany reach her goal, too”.

Dynafit backcountry skiing.
And about that tailgate backcountry skiing. That’s me yesterday, getting the last lower altitude goods off the Marble road. With all the busy times associated with our son’s high school graduation, it’s been nice to keep getting quick corn snow hits in the “Marble Zone.” But the low altitude snow snow is getting dirty and slow, time to keep the ski touring missions going above timberline. We’ll give that a shot today.

Frank and Brittney blog here.


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9 Responses to “Congratulations Frank Konsella — All 54 Skied! And check out this weekend’s tailgate skiing…”

  1. Jordan May 19th, 2008 9:26 am

    Nice work Frankie. How many smoked oysters did you eat at the top?

  2. Brittany May 19th, 2008 12:46 pm

    ^^^ I think the oysters were replaced by the Guiness 🙂

    Congratulations Frank! I’m glad to have been able to ski 30 of those peaks with you!

  3. wick May 19th, 2008 2:24 pm

    Congratulations Frank!

  4. Mark Worley May 20th, 2008 11:07 am

    Awesome spring lines. Way to go Frank!!!

  5. Lee Lau May 20th, 2008 3:16 pm

    Nice job Frank – you look so happy

  6. Phil & Fran Konsella June 3rd, 2008 11:27 am

    As parents, we are very proud of Frank’s accomplishment. Great article in the May 30, 2008 Crested Butte News. and a thank you to Lou Dawson for all of your advise.

  7. Lou June 3rd, 2008 1:14 pm

    Terrific to hear from the parents! Phil and Fran, thanks for dropping by.

  8. Gail Beaumont December 22nd, 2008 2:49 pm

    Congratulations, Frank! Just received the news in Christmas letter from your Mom and Dad. Gail

  9. Riley January 19th, 2009 11:17 am

    Great job uncle Frank!!

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