Peak(s):  Gannett Peak - 13804
Date Posted:  07/18/2017
Date Climbed:   06/24/2017
Author:  jbchalk
Additional Members:   Monster5
 My 40th on Gannett Peak   

I wanted to share our 5 day experience up on Gannett with Kristine and good pals for my 40th birthday. While we were not able to summit, we were damn close. More importantly, it was a fantastic adventure filled with many laughs and wonderful camaraderie. I hope you enjoy.

My 40th on Gannett Peak

Thanks for reading,






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Comments or Questions
Happy b/day!
07/18/2017 10:35
Congrats on getting Gannett AND reaching the big four-oh! What a nice way to spend your birthday - with good friends on a good mountain. It just doesn't get any better than that, does it? Although that lightning might have aged you a few more years, eh? Scary...

Happy Birthday, buddy!
07/18/2017 11:26
Looks like a great adventure, minus the whole almost dying via lightning thing. We did Gannet Mid June last year, had a ton of snow, but no where close to what you dealt with. Funny enough, we met a guy with his horses in the parking lot when we were packing up and had a similar experience. Told us we were crazy, dumb and there was no way we'd even make it to Titcomb. Wonder if it's the same dude and he does that every year? Happy Birthday my man, let's hang soon. Best to Kristine, Sawyer and the pups.

Nice Summit!
07/18/2017 14:06
Sincere Congratulations on a great Gannett Peak adventure. Thanks so much for sharing this informative, quality trip report. Cool way to celebrate the big 40th amongst good mountaineering company. Happy Birthday Brandon. Appreciate your inspiring effort too. Keep climbing safe, smart, and strong.

07/18/2017 16:01
I was hoping the TR consisted of a single photograph. Ol' Chalk in his skivies and boots ready for some rope play. If that doesn't arouse you, time to start popping pills.

Happy Birthday Brandon!
07/19/2017 07:02
Welcome to the 40ties club ðŸ˂ I was wondering how the trip went, so thanks for posting!

07/20/2017 03:46
You're 40. haha. Just kidding. Ah, no I'm not. Picture 1 is a framer. I didn't finish reading it yet. I'll comment on the real Chalk website once I read the rest for breakfast! , BUDDY

Thanks, everyone
07/24/2017 10:02
Jay - yes, every time lightning and I have an encounter, I get a few more gray hairs. But despite the terrifying situations with mother nature, it was a phenomenal; adventure with a phenomenal crew.

Blyth - I remember when you guys went to Gannett. funny about that guy with the horse. yeah, the locals there probably don't want us Coloradoans messing up their Winds. You needed a guy like Billy on your trip who was from Wyoming. Hope you guys are great, buddy!

Jas - appreciate the comment man. Cheers!

Marsters - wow, in my skivies. Love it! That could have summed it up, yes, buddy.

Nat - Many thanks! I'm stoked to be in the 40 club, honestly, I am!

Sarnelli - Well, won't you be joining us 40 clubbers soonish, buddy?

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