I started climbing 14ers last summer (2010) in Colorado. I climbed my first one, Mt. Bierstadt, with my brother Luke. It was a great experience to have with him and I'll never forget it. I climbed this peak along with another Colorado 14er last summer and was hooked. My hopes are to continue to challenge myself and climb as many as I can in my lifetime. The thrill and challenge gives me a great sense of accomplishment and I hope that one day it is something that my sons and I can do together. They are 4 years old and I hike with them whenever I can here in beautiful Colorado.