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Program: Topping Colorado’s 14ers in 60 hours

Bagging Colorado's 14 Fourteeners.
Bagging Colorado's 14 Fourteeners.

HIKING -- Ultra-athlete Ben Clark will give a presentation tonight in Spokane on his quest to scale 14 Colorado Fourteeners -- peaks topping 14,000 feet in elevation -- in 60 hours.

The free show starts at 7 p.m. at the Mountain Gear retail store, 2002 N. Division St.

Nolan's 14 is an unofficial race challenge to bag the famous collection of high Rocky Mountains peaks. The challenge goes about 100 miles through the Sawatch Range accumulating 90,000 vertical feet

With a 15 percent finish rate, only seven people have completed the challenge since its inception in 1998.

Clark's first two attempts in 2013 and one this year were ended by severe weather conditions.

This program centers on his imminent next attempt.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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