Updated Wish List

(Last Updated On: April 16, 2011)

It’s good to have goals. Goals in all aspects of your life give you something to look forward to. When you feel like you have lost your way, you can revisit your goals. They can help keep you on the right path.

Most of you are aware of my goal to ski all of Colorado’s 14ers. I have been working toward this goal since April 2006. With only two more fourteeners remaining- Pyramid and Pikes Peak- I hope to finish this goal this year. But, Mother Nature has to be cooperative. Pyramid is a serious line with serious consequences. I have to be patient and wait for the right conditions- for both avalanche and weather. Sure, I have skied Capitol, the hardest Colorado fourteener climb/ski. But, Pyramid still looms over my head. I’ve tried it twice and hope “the third time is the charm”. I’ve been lucky in my fourteener attempts. I have not had to go for any more than twice, except for Pyramid. Pyramid is my nemesis. Yet, I’m really excited to ski it. Those of you who are anxiously waiting- believe me, I’m more anxious. The way I see it, I’ll either ski both Pyramid and Pikes this year, or neither. It’s up to Mother Nature really. And my patience.

But, the fourteeners aren’t my only ski goal. In February, 2009, I created a wish list of other things I wanted to ski. Due to tearing my ACL, none got checked off the list in 2009. But, since then, I’ve successfully tackled six of the peaks on my list. With this in mind, I decided that it was time to revisit my wish list- time for an update. This update has two parts- 1) a reflection of what I’ve done and 2) what I still want to do.

All photos by Frank or Brittany unless otherwise specified

The ones I’ve crossed off my list since 2009 include….

1) Owen (tallest in photo) and 2) Purple Peak (in front, to the right of Owen)
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3) Teocalli
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We skied the west face:

4) East Face, Gothic
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5 ) Ice

Photo provided by summitpost.org

6) Grizzly (near Independence Pass)

Photo provided by Patrick Murtagh

Still on my Wish List….

1) Purple Mountain
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2) Thunder Pyramid

Photo provided by Andy Dimmen.

3) La Plata chute- south

4) Sayres
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Photo provided by Brad Bond

5) White Rock- White Widow Couloir
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6) Terminator Chutes- from the top
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7) Arkansas
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8) Drift Peak
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9) South Maroon, South Couloir
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10) Marcellina
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11) The Pencil on Axtel
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12) Star

13) Ruby
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New additions to my Wish List….
14) Aetna (on the left)

From Prague Real Estate

15) Precarious

16) Cassi

17) Teocalli- North
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18) Owen – West

19) West Beckwith- from the summit

20) Sneffels- The Snake couloir

From Lee Zard

21) Avery

People are always asking me what I want to ski next. Well, here’s a list of 21 of them 🙂

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

5 thoughts on “Updated Wish List

  • April 19, 2011 at 9:25 am
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    That list is already smaller 🙂

  • April 19, 2011 at 9:55 am
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    that’s a mighty fine list .Marcellina has always been on my to do list someday…good luck on the final 14ers, will be eagerly waiting for the final TRs!

  • April 19, 2011 at 11:38 am
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    Nice list! Ill have to borrow a few of those! 🙂 (Precarious looks rad!)

  • May 2, 2011 at 6:55 pm
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    Checkmark: The pencil on Axtel. 🙂

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