FLC students ascend Fourteeners to raise mental health awareness

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FLC students ascend Fourteeners to raise mental health awareness

FLC students ascend Fourteeners for mental health awareness
Aaron McDowell surveys the Knife’s Edge on Capitol Peak in Colorado’s Elk Range. This ascent is often considered to be one of the most challenging and dangerous of the Fourteeners because of the high level of exposure. Climb Out of Darkness, a team of Fort Lewis College students, ascended all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks this summer to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Aaron McDowell climbs North Maroon Peak, which is in the Elk Range near Aspen and is characterized by the distinct red color of the rock.
Climb Out of Darkness team members photograph themselves atop Mount Massive. As the climbers hit the summit ridge, a large snowstorm picked up, which, along with shifting conditions of the ridge cornice, made this the most dangerous summit.
Daniel Frauenhoff was one of seven Fort Lewis College students on the Climb Out of Darkness team, which ascended all of Colorado’s Fourteeners this summer to raise awareness about mental health issues.
Courtesy of Climb Out of Darkness

Fort Lewis College student Anthony Reinert led the Climb Out of Darkness team. Given the wet spring conditions, the team was using snowshoes consistently through the middle of July.
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Climb Out of the Darkness team members are available to talk about their climbing experience to groups and organizations.
For more information, call Anthony Reinert at (224) 612-2953. For more about the team, visit http://bit.ly/1HIzbnJ.

FLC students ascend Fourteeners to raise mental health awareness

Aaron McDowell surveys the Knife’s Edge on Capitol Peak in Colorado’s Elk Range. This ascent is often considered to be one of the most challenging and dangerous of the Fourteeners because of the high level of exposure. Climb Out of Darkness, a team of Fort Lewis College students, ascended all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks this summer to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Aaron McDowell climbs North Maroon Peak, which is in the Elk Range near Aspen and is characterized by the distinct red color of the rock.
Climb Out of Darkness team members photograph themselves atop Mount Massive. As the climbers hit the summit ridge, a large snowstorm picked up, which, along with shifting conditions of the ridge cornice, made this the most dangerous summit.
Daniel Frauenhoff was one of seven Fort Lewis College students on the Climb Out of Darkness team, which ascended all of Colorado’s Fourteeners this summer to raise awareness about mental health issues.
Courtesy of Climb Out of Darkness

Fort Lewis College student Anthony Reinert led the Climb Out of Darkness team. Given the wet spring conditions, the team was using snowshoes consistently through the middle of July.
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