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iOS Friday – Climbing Longs Peak

A few weeks ago myself and two good friends set out to climb a fourteener (14k+ foot peak) here in Colorado. Being a Colorado native, I sometimes take our mountains for granted. Heck, we have 52 of them. However, I remember we have readers all over the world! HOSSedia.com has a pretty good group of readers from Australia, France, Norway, Spain, Ireland, England, Mexico, and Argentina. That being said, I thought it would be fun to share with everyone what climbing one of our most challenging fourteeners is like. Longs peak isn’t the tallest or most technical, although it can get sketchy at times, but it is long…..17 miles round trip long. On a mountain like that, you need to pack light. I only allowed myself my Lumix LX5 (my review here) and an iPhone backup. I then processed the images using Nik Software’s Snapseed for the iPad (my review here). Here is our story illustrated with a light weight kit and super easy to use processing tool. If you are ever in Colorado, and want to climb a fourteener, let me know. I would love to join you.

Quick Question I need help trying to figure out what to process for Monday. Do you want to see an image from the USA, Central America, or Europe. Leave a comment below and the location with the most votes wins. See you back here on Monday!

Climbing Long's Peak

You sleep at base camp (errr...The Travelodge).

Climbing Long's Peak

You wake up at 2am and eat a good breakfast.

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You sign in just in case you don't come back.

Climbing Long's Peak

You stop to watch the sunrise.

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You watch the mountains shed the night.

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You take breaks

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Marmots take breaks

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You test yourself.

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You pass the test

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You have someone take your photo.