Congratulations Photo Contest Winner
Submit your photo to my fall and winter panoramic photo contest. Your photo may be the next one to be featured on my website. Click here for a list of contest requirements.
As an old mountaineer, I've climbed or attempted some of the world's most challenging peaks, including every one of Colorado's 14ers.
That's why I am particularly excited to announce the latest photo contest winner. This photo by Matt Payne, a Colorado Springs resident, captures the truly indescribable feeling you get when reaching the summit of a tall mountain.
In Matt's own words:
This photo was taken in 2009 from the saddle between two of Colorado's magnificent 14ers: Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point. When I took the photo I was climbing both of the 14ers and traversing between the two. I feel quite lucky to have such incredible mountains right here in Colorado to enjoy and cherish for a lifetime. I can't wait to introduce my son to these extraordinary peaks. I am currently on pace to complete the 14ers this year and document that adventure including lots of photos.
Like Matt, I'm also - slowly - working toward the goal of climbing all of Colorado's highest 100 peaks. I wish Matt luck on his quest and commend him for sharing Colorado's beauty with his son.