James Peak
13,294 ft.

James Peak was the first "official" winter mountain climb that I did in Colorado. It was part of a two day mountaineering course that my roommate Aaron and I took with Bill Morris and Front Range Mountain Guides. Of all the climbs that I have done to date, this one was by far the hardest. James Peak is known for it's particularly nasty weather, and this coupled with the fact that Aaron and I had only been in Colorado for a few weeks (and were terribly out of shape), made this climb exceptionally miserable. Click here to read my personal journal account of this climb.

A view from the summit of James Peak in January.

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