Pike’s Peak – A New Summitcheeseburger Altitude Record

June 3, 2007 at 10:38 pm 1 comment

The summit of Pike’s Peak started with a leisurely flight from Salt Lake City to rendezvous with the remainder of the ascent team in Colorado Springs, CO. Following an on-time arrival at the C. Springs airport, the team leader met with the team over dinner at the Olive Garden (since Cheeseburgers were to be consumed the following day, Italian fare was the order of the evening). A 10:00 departure was planned for the ascent the following day. Following a stout breakfast, including fruit, eggs, toast, and other nourishing ingredients, the team departed by minivan for the road to the summit. Surprisingly, after a short (1 hour) drive, the team not only arrived at the mountain, but incredibly at the peak of the peak. Due to the difficulty of arriving at such a difficult summit carrying Cheeseburgers, the summiteers decided to purchase beef and cheddar Cheeseburgers at the gift shop on the summit. The burgers then were consumed under the watchful eyes of numerous envious onlookers who could only wish that they had been the first to enjoy a Cheeseburger in front of the summit sign on top of the peak. The best part of the entire adventure was that even the smallest summiteer (Anna, age 7) and the oldest (Ruth, age 75) completely devoured their Cheeseburgers following the difficult summit. As the photographic evidence shows (coming soon), there even was time for a romp in the snow during the ascent, a great surprise given that most of the climbers had been at sea level only a mere 3 days prior, attesting to their extreme physical conditioning.

Pike’s Peak, Colorado – Bassman, Music lady, Senior girl, Little Girl, Grandma, and Middler

The Summit Sign The Gang It Snows Here! Let's Finish Them

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Entry filed under: Colorado Summits.

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  • 1. Patrick  |  September 15, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    there’s no apostrophe in pikes peak. just fyi.

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