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Mount Massive. Fourteener # 40 June 20, 1959 5 hours up, 3.5 hours return. Liz Gittings on Massive Ridge. Summit of Massive – Taylor, Schott, Bubernak, Gittings. Elbert from Massive Summit. Dean Taylor Glissade from Massive Summit. PYRAMID.

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Mount massive

Mount Massive

Fourteener # 40

June 20, 1959

5 hours up, 3.5 hours return

Liz gittings on massive ridge

Liz Gittings on Massive Ridge

Summit of massive taylor schott bubernak gittings

Summit of Massive – Taylor, Schott, Bubernak, Gittings

Elbert from massive summit

Elbert from Massive Summit

Dean taylor glissade from massive summit

Dean Taylor Glissade from Massive Summit



Fourteener # 41

June 29, 1959

8 hours up, 4 hours return

Pyramid from south maroon ridge

Pyramid from South Maroon Ridge

Pyramid from north maroon summit

Pyramid from North Maroon Summit

Pyramid from amphitheater

Pyramid from Amphitheater

Saddle on ridge to pyramid peak

Saddle on Ridge to Pyramid Peak

Dean taylor

Dean Taylor

Pyramid face

Pyramid Face

Maroon bells from summit

Maroon Bells from Summit

Pyramid summit

Pyramid Summit

Castle from pyramid summit

Castle from Pyramid Summit

Snowmass from pyramid summit

Snowmass from Pyramid Summit

Gary schott repelling off face

Gary Schott repelling off Face

Pyramid from saddle into amphitheater

Pyramid from Saddle into Amphitheater

Looking up at maroon bells from pyramid saddle

Looking up at Maroon Bells from Pyramid Saddle



Fourteener # 42

July 12, 1959

3 hours up, 1.5 hours return

Later taken off Fourteener list which was too bad because it has one of the best and longest Scree Slopes of any Colorado mountain to descend.

Route up grizzly

Route up Grizzly

Grizzly summit looking toward independence pass

Grizzly Summit Looking toward Independence Pass

Looking toward aspen from grizzly summit

Looking toward Aspen from Grizzly Summit

La plata from grizzly summit

La Plata from Grizzly Summit

Gary schott and dean taylor

Gary Schott and Dean Taylor



Fourteener # 43

July 19, 1959

5.5 hours up, 3 hours return

September 21, 1992

5 hours up, 3 hours return



Chuck crawford don bunker joe bubernak

Chuck Crawford, Don Bunker, Joe Bubernak

La plata from elbert summit

La Plata from Elbert Summit

Mount massive from elbert summit

Mount Massive from Elbert Summit

Twin lakes

Twin Lakes

Don bunker joe bubernak chuck crawford on summit out of wind

Don Bunker, Joe Bubernak, Chuck Crawford On Summit out of Wind

Charles mader and ed williamson 9 21 1992 on elbert summit

Charles Mader and Ed Williamson – 9/21/1992 on Elbert Summit

Bob cowan and ed williamson on elbert summit 9 21 1992

Bob Cowan and Ed Williamsonon Elbert Summit 9/21/1992



Fourteener # 44

July 20, 1959

6 hours up, 3 hours return

Columbia harvard ridge

Columbia – Harvard Ridge



Lake near harvard from columbia summit

Lake Near Harvard from Columbia Summit

Dean taylor on columbia summit

Dean Taylor on Columbia Summit

The apostles from columbia summit

The Apostles from Columbia Summit

Harvard from columbia summit

Harvard from Columbia Summit

Buena vista from columbia summit

Buena Vista from Columbia Summit

Don bunker and joe bubernak

Don Bunker and Joe Bubernak

Columbia summit

Columbia Summit

El diente and mt wilson

El Diente and Mt. Wilson

Fourteeners # 45 and 46

July 27, 1959

5 mile backpack to Navajo Lake

3.5 hr to El Diente, 2 hr to Mt Wilson

via El Diente-Mt Wilson Ridge

Led by George Bell

Los Alamos Mountaineers Trip with

only Charles Mader and George Bell


Mount wilson from el diente gully

Mount Wilson from El Diente gully

Lone cone from el diente summit

Lone Cone from El Diente Summit

Navajo lake from el diente summit

Navajo Lake from El Diente Summit

El diente from ridge

El Diente from Ridge

El diente from ridge to mount wilson

El Diente from Ridge to Mount Wilson

View of ridge to el diente from mt wilson summit

View of Ridge to El Diente from Mt Wilson Summit

George bell on mount wilson summit

George Bell on Mount Wilson Summit

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George Bell considered climbing the Colorado 14 foot peaks to be very much something only for “Wimps”. Only Himalayan climbs and high risk rock climbs without belays were “mountaineering”.On the El Diente to Mount Wilson ridge climb the only conversation was Bell asking“Do you STILL want to stay roped” andMader saying “Yes”. When we got off the mountain to a stream he took off his boots and proudly showed his missing toes from being frozen on KT22.

Wilson peak from mount wilson summit

Wilson Peak from Mount Wilson Summit

Mount garfield from mount wilson summit

Mount Garfield from Mount Wilson Summit

Navajo lake from mount wilson summit

Navajo Lake from Mount Wilson Summit

Descent route off mount wilson

Descent Route off Mount Wilson

Navajo lake

Navajo Lake

Wilson peak

Wilson Peak

Fourteener # 47

August 2, 1959

2.5 hr up, 1.5 hr return

from old mine road

Wilson peak from summit of el diente

Wilson Peak from summit of El Diente

Wilson peak from silver pick mine campsite

Wilson Peak from Silver Pick Mine Campsite

Lizard head from wilson peak summit

Lizard Head from Wilson Peak Summit

Joe bubernak and don bunker on summit of mount wilson

Joe Bubernak and Don Bunker on Summit of Mount Wilson

Mount wilson and el diente from wilson peak summit

Mount Wilson and El Diente from Wilson Peak Summit

Wilson peak1

Wilson Peak

Gladstone which took 3 attempts to summit in 1980s

Silver pick mine from wilson peak summit

Silver Pick Mine from Wilson Peak Summit

Lone cone from wilson peak summit

Lone Cone from Wilson Peak Summit



Fourteener # 48

August 16, 1959

August 10, 2000

3 hrs up, 2 hr down on 70th Birthday

Humboldt from crestone needle

Humboldt from Crestone Needle

Crestone needle crestone peak from humboldt

Crestone Needle - Crestone Peak from Humboldt

View north from humboldt

View North from Humboldt

Crestone needles from top of humboldt taken on 70 th birthday of charles mader

Crestone Needles from top of Humboldt taken on 70th birthday of Charles Mader

Crestone needle and peak

Crestone Needle and Peak

Fourteeners # 49 and 50

August 16, 1959

3 hrs to Needle, 3.5 hr to Peak via

Needle to Peak Ridge

Climbed Crestone Needle again the next

day to rescue climbers stuck on Arrete

Crestone needle

Crestone Needle

Crestone needle crestone peak

Crestone Needle Crestone Peak

Trail and saddle from top crestone needle

Trail and Saddle from Top Crestone Needle

View south toward sand dunes and blanca

View South toward Sand Dunes and Blanca

Crestone peak from needle summit

Crestone Peak from Needle Summit

Kit Carson

Needle repelled down

Needle – Repelled down

Looking back to peak from red gully

Looking back to Peak from Red Gully

Red gully descent route off creston peak dean taylor and don bunker at bottom

Red Gully – Descent route offCreston Peak Dean Taylor and Don Bunker at bottom

Views from saddle at bottom of red gulley

Views from saddle at bottom of Red Gulley

Mount massive

Picture taken of Charles Mader on top of Crestone Needle the next afternoon after the Needle to Peak climb by climber rescued after having lost their rope on climb of Ellingwood Arete and stranded overnight 500 ft below summit

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