This winter ascent was my first fourteener! The snowshoe slog through the willows was a bit arduous, but once we made it past the lip it was an awesome climb! The wind was crazy through the saddle, but the peak was calm. Good times! P.S. the closest approach was from Duck Lake due to Guenella Pass' closure.
Sawtooth ridge was great fun, but my favorite climb of Bierstadt was with my 59 year-old mother on the West Slopes....one year after her full knee-relpacement and her first 14er.
Its never too late to start.
Great view of Gray's and Torry's. I am excited about climbing the Sawtooth Ridge sometime to access Mt. Evans.
During the brief time I still thought that graduate school was a good idea, I took a few hours away from my studies to do a day hike from Mt. Evans. I downclimbed the Sawtooth to the saddle just below Bierstadt, and scrambled up the north ridge to the summit. It was my first Colorado 14'er. A real nifty place. I didn't want to leave.
My fiance Julie and I summited on an overcast day and hiked down in the rain.
climbed with cmc. good bunch of folks. though never
saw any of them again. oh well it was a fun day.
My wife and I climbed Mount Bierstadt from Guanella pass today. High winds and snow made this a tough, but fun climb.
What a way to start the summer! Hiked Bierstadt then took the Sawtooth over to Evans. It was awesome! My many thanks to the people who built the boardwalk over the willows!
My first 14er! We drove to Guanella Pass to snowshoe, but ended up climbing Bierstadt instead. I was abit unprepared, in that I did not have enough water for the entire trip and I got very thirsty near the end.
Started from Summit Lake and ascended Mount Spaulding first, then traversed the Sawtooth Ridge all the way to the summit of Bierstadt. The Sawtooth Ridge was an awesome traverse, and this was my second time on Bierstadt.
It was a great day and an enjoyable climb.
My first Fourteener since I moved here since I moved here earlier this month!
The snow on the West Slope made for a fun and interesting climb, and the weather was great on the summit around 10am.
Made it to the summit in 1:43 with a non stop push. Passed everyone on the trail that was ahead of me. We then hiked across the Sawtooth and then back down to Guanella Pass. Adding the Sawtooth decent to the hike made for a much longer and more interesting day.
Good beginner hike. I got to watch a newbie try glissading head first on his back and almost slam into some rocks (agains my will and while ignoring my shouting to stop) I was thinking I would have a worthy submission to "Accidents in Mountaineering 2004"
oh yeah, also the day after arriving in Denver. I live in MN
Easy 1:50 minute hike. My girl friends second peak.
Nice, easy 4-hour hike to the summit. The weather was very poor, but not dangerous. We encountered fog throughout the entire hike, but the wind cleared some fog long enough for some great pictures from the summit.
The day started out wonderful, and climbing proceeded smoothly, with four new climbers taking on their first fourteener. However, at the summit we encountered a wind driven snowstorm, with lightning dancing on the peaks to the southwest. On the whole a worthwhile and fun climb.
Started up at 6:25AM only a few cars in the lot. Reached the summit at 8:10AM, one guy was heading down as I arrived so I had the summit to myself for nearly 30 mins. Spectacular views in all directions, perfect weather, lots of fresh snow all along the divide, only a dusting on Bierstadt. Headed back down with lots of people coming up, reached the trailhead by 10:25AM. My 4th 14'er and another great morning!
Encountered some bad weather at about 14,000'. Reached the summitt in a hail storm; luckily the storm didn't last long. Prior to the hail, this was a beautiful climb with lots to see throughout the climb.
Ran into a lot of snow, in hindsight maybe should have turned around as visibility was very poor. Made it up and the summit was all mine. Waited for friends about a half hour and was back in Denver for the Husker game!