The Longs Peak Project - Success!

January 27 through December 6, 2008

Back in 2001, I heard about Bill Briggs' attempt to climb Long's Peak by a different route in each month of a calendar year. At the time, I just wanted to have a single ascent of Long's Peak in each month, though spread out over many years. Bill Briggs made a valiant try to accomplish this task, twice, but fell short each time, though he did manage to climb Long's Peak every month of a calendar year and by 11 different routes. Now I'm giving it a go, to climb it by 12 different routes, one in each month of the calendar year.

My Year With Longs Peak

January Solo up the Trough
February Solo up the Loft
March Failed Diamond attempt with Phil Gruber
  Northwest Gully with Homie
April Notch Couloir with Stefan Griebel
May Flying Dutchman with Mark Oveson
  Solo Triple Couloir Linkup
June Casual Route with Stefan Griebel
July Glacier Gorge Traverse with Homie
  North Face Speed Ascent
August Kiener's Route via the North Chimney with Hardly
September Keyhole With Derek (age 10)
October Right Dovetail With Ben Hoyt
November Alexander's Chimney With Ben Hoyt
December Keplinger's Couloir With Mark Oveson and Chris Plesko