Who's ready for a little hike? Come and join us for a magnificent excursion on the highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America and the highest point in the U.S. state of Colorado and the entire Mississippi River drainage basin.
The ultra-prominent 14,440-foot (4401.2 m) fourteener is the highest peak in the Sawatch Range and the second-highest summit in the contiguous United States after Mount Whitney. Mount Elbert is located in San Isabel National Forest, 12.1 miles (19.4 km) southwest (bearing 223°) of the City of Leadville in Lake County, Colorado.
The mountain was named in honor of a Colorado statesman, Samuel Hitt Elbert, who was active in the formative period of the state and Governor of the Territory of Colorado from 1873 to 1874. Henry W. Stuckle of the Hayden Survey was the first to record an ascent of the peak, in 1874.
The easiest and most popular climbing routes are categorized as Class 1 to 2 or A+ in mountaineering parlance. Mount Elbert is therefore often referred to as the "gentle giant" that tops all others in the Rocky Mountains.
GORUCK EVENTS Friday, June 15, 2018 21:00
10 - 12
15 - 20
Now ask yourself...Self ... Why wouldn't you want to be part of this? The ultimate FHENS FIT test with other FHENS team members. This is going to be one memorable moment in time where we sweat together, build together, train together, motivate together and GROW together.
GORUCK - "We challenge you to put your team before yourself. We teach you how to lead, how to follow, and how to overcome adversity together. And you get to keep these lessons with you for the rest of your life. This is the original GORUCK Event, the one where we prove to you that you are capable of so much more than you ever thought possible when you work as a team. Earn the GORUCK Tough patch and you’ll find out that it’s a way of life and a community with some of the best people you could ever hope to meet".
Life isn't made to be sedentary. It's meant to be filled with positive memories, laughter, achievements, love, good times with friends and family. Don't just fill a seat and simply breathe air. Go out, explore, grow, discover, and realize that we are truly here for a short time-frame and before we know it, Life is over. Go out and create a new adventure. -Irving Barreto Founder of FHENS