I was cheering for Davenport’s team today on Longs Peak, Colorado. But alas, they climbed into one of those typical Longs Peak wind events. According to Neal Beidleman: “… Along with Ted Mahon, Christian Pondella, Jon Hagman and Chris Davenport we attempted Longâ€™s today. Fierce winds (80+ mph) and extremely cold temps (5 to 10F) made it impossible to reach the summit today. At about 12,500â€™ we decided it was unskiable in those conditions by man or beast. Another try is in order for Chris to get number 54 of 54â€¦”
Word is they’ll try again soon. Knowing how Davenport gets things done, I’ve no doubt the second time’s the charm. If you’re cheering for Dav and his team, please leave a support comment!
|Davenport makes a turn into the wind today on Longs Peak. Photo by Neal Beidleman, use by permission only.|
|Longs Peak webcam shot from today shows pressure cloud from a major wind event. Throughout the day I was checking out the webcam, wondering how the team was doing up there and thinking they’d need their face masks!|
Backstory: Chris Davenport is attempting to ski all 54 14,000 foot Colorado peaks in one 12 month period. Longs Peak is his last and will complete the project.More info at his website.