Before we get back to what I’ve been up to, let’s focus our attention on he who shall be called Mr MIP. He has always been into mountain books, mountain maps, mountain movies, etc., etc.
But lately he got the actual climbing bug. And this summer he was able to spend a few days in Colorado climbing two 14ers, as they’re known. (14ers are mountains over 14,000 feet above sea level.).
Here are some pictures from the first climb – Mt Elbert. Mt Elbert is the second highest mountain on the continental US (Mt Whitney is the highest). Although it is the second highest, it is rated a Class 1 because the incline is gradual. All of the above information should be checked for facts before using it in your mountain report for school, because I’m too lazy to look it up and I’m asking Mr MIP for this info while he’s watching one of his favorite shows, Burn Notice.
Little pika on the trail…can you see him hiding?
Mr MIP took along the small buddy of our eldest…Even Swifter summitted!