Duane Gilliland completes Lower 48 P4Ks

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Duane Gilliland completes Lower 48 P4Ks

Postby BobBolton » Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:38 am

On September 11, 2015, Duane Gilliland became the second person to complete the CONUS P4K list by climbing Colorado's Mt. Wilson. The first completer was Edward Earl on the summit of Mt. Prophet in Washington's North Cascades on August 8, 2013. I was fortunate enough to be present for both completions. Both completers also climbed the 7 error range peaks, for a total of 149 peaks. Here is the front-runner list for the CONUS P4Ks. Of course with the passing of EE, Duane is sadly the only living completer of this list.
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Re: Duane Gilliland completes Lower 48 P4Ks

Postby Al Sandorff » Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:41 am

Congrats Duane!
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Re: Duane Gilliland completes Lower 48 P4Ks

Postby ChrisinAZ » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:33 pm

Congratulations! That list has some real toughies, both in technical climbing terms and in access.
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Re: Duane Gilliland completes Lower 48 P4Ks

Postby John Kirk » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:53 am

Congrats Duane - Quite an accomplishment!
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This is the P4k list Rick Shortt put on LoJ:
http://listsofjohn.com/clist?lid=810

I added Ritter to it, but barring map errors, Grant is not within error range since max prom is 3,999' (11,319' max summit elevation, 7,320' min saddle elevation).
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Re: Duane Gilliland completes Lower 48 P4Ks

Postby Brian Kalet » Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:19 pm

Congratulations, Duane! Looks like a cool list..
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Re: Duane Gilliland completes Lower 48 P4Ks

Postby BobBolton » Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:06 pm

John Kirk wrote:Grant is not within error range.

Indeed, however given the access problems for Grant, and knowing that we would continue to work our way down the CONUS prominence list, tagging Grant on the very first "Mt. Grant Memorial Challenge" (10 years to the day after 9/11) was too tempting to pass up. Even so, theoretically the highest possible elevation of the peak based on the topo maps rounds out to 11,320, hence the clean 3920 calculation. The NAVD88 elevation of 11,285 also argues against this being in the error range of course. In Duane's case this all doesn't matter because he climbed it, so there's no question as to whether he completed the list. 8)
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