Jared Campbell and Matt Hart cruising along the summit ridge of Missouri mountain at dawn, during their run of all the 14ers in the Sawatch range known as Nolan's 14. Perhaps another way of putting is, this is about 20 hours into Nolan's 14, with 14er no 5 of 14 in one push, slightly less then half of the 44000 vertical feet they ran, hiked, scrambled, bushwacked and crawled during their traverse of the highest peaks in the range.
Jared suffering on the last major climb of the effort, going up the north gully between Tabeguache (no 13) and Shavano (no 14), with Antero (no 12) in the background. At this point, Jared had not be able to keep food down for a while (about 3 14ers worth) and he was digging really deep to keep going. Had I known what was going through his head at this point, maybe I would have not stuck a camera in his face... (to read Jared's powerful account, check out the Tabeguache section of his blog, actually take the time to read both Matt's and Jared's blogs). They ended up finishing Nolan's on Sunday night, right at dusk, after 58 hours and 58 minutes, 45331 vertical ft and 105 miles. Incredibly stout and proud effort. I shot ton's of video to try and tell their story - so keep an eye out for a web video, hopefully soon if I can find someone to help me edit the stuff down. I leave with you the profile of the run stolen from Jared's blog: