Going to extremes for Haiti

Gary Fallesen

Going to extremes for Haiti

Going to extremes for Haiti

Facing avalanche danger, members of the Colorado Front Range Chapter participating in an extreme CLIMBATHON event, cut short the “24 Hours of Torreys” on Saturday, June 20.

The plan for the “24 Hours of Torreys” had been ascents up three Class 3 routes — Dead Dog, Eroica, and Emperor couloirs — on 14,267-foot Torreys Peak. As much as 15,000 feet of vertical gain, all to raise financial support for Mission: Haiti.

“The mountain wasn’t in play that day,” said Josh Carroll. “We decided a couple dollars more wasn’t worth someone getting hurt.”

Carroll, who climbed with “24 Hours” creator Kenny Jolley and Kenny’s sister Jill, said his group raised $600-$700 for Mission: Haiti. George Jakab, a member from Denver who did his own variation of the “24 Hours of Torreys” on Saturday, May 30, raised $670 for Haiti. 
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