In Colorado, hiking 14,000-plus-foot peaks—also known as fourteeners—is essentially a cult activity. There are 54 peaks across the Centennial State that fall into that high-rising category, all of which are bagged year after year by avid outdoor enthusiasts.
Drew Petersen is one of those folks who’s bagging fourteeners all summer long, but unlike most people out there, he’s skiing ’em, too.
“The concept for this adventure was simple” Petersen says. “Hike and ski fourteeners all weekend long, packing in as much activity as possible, without taking any time off work. Starting Friday night after a full work day and going through Sunday afternoon, we were able to summit six peaks and ski off three of them, all in 42 hours. And it was in the heat of summer, making the turns that much sweeter.”
Watch Petersen crush Mount Cameron, Mount Lincoln, Mount Bross, Mount Democrat Missouri Mountain and Torreys Peak—and ski the latter three. Torreys has got to be the best of the bunch, as Petersen ripped it late in the night with a headlamp.
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