Grizzly Fourteener # 42 July 12, 1959 3 hours up, 1.5 hours return Later taken off Fourteener list which was too bad because it has one of the best and longest Scree Slopes of any Colorado mountain to descend.
El Diente and Mt. Wilson Fourteeners # 45 and 46 July 27, 1959 5 mile backpack to Navajo Lake 3.5 hr to El Diente, 2 hr to Mt Wilson via El Diente-Mt Wilson Ridge Led by George Bell Los Alamos Mountaineers Trip with only Charles Mader and George Bell climbing.
George Bell considered climbing the Colorado 14 foot peaks to be very much something only for Wimps. Only Himalayan climbs and high risk rock climbs without belays were mountaineering. On the El Diente to Mount Wilson ridge climb the only conversation was Bell asking Do you STILL want to stay roped and Mader saying Yes. When we got off the mountain to a stream he took off his boots and proudly showed his missing toes from being frozen on KT22.
Crestone Needles from top of Humboldt taken on 70 th birthday of Charles Mader
Crestone Needle and Peak Fourteeners # 49 and 50 August 16, 1959 3 hrs to Needle, 3.5 hr to Peak via Needle to Peak Ridge Climbed Crestone Needle again the next day to rescue climbers stuck on Arrete
Picture taken of Charles Mader on top of Crestone Needle the next afternoon after the Needle to Peak climb by climber rescued after having lost their rope on climb of Ellingwood Arete and stranded overnight 500 ft below summit