Fun climb up Colorado's highest peak. I learned a lot on this trip. I pushed too hard at first and Meg couldn't hang. Then she started to show symptoms of AMS. I left her at tree line and made a mad dash (literally ran) for the next 2 miles to the summit. Biggest mistake ever. I couldn't find her on the way down and had no idea what to do. Turned out she took a nap well below tree line near the trail and I eventually linked up with her.
I swore that I would never drop somebody again. Walking away safe and sound was more important than a summit. Probably one of the most defining moments of my early days exploring Colorado's backcountry.
We linked up with the Class 5 Chaos crew down in Canon City after the climb and camped with the rafters for the rest of the weekend.