Vitek Linhart and I (Jesse Spiege) had the pleasure of leading 14 young adults on their first mountain adventure up Mount Bierstadt, 14,065'. These guys are part of a program called "The Latino Experience in Colorado" designed to prepare first generation Latino kids for college.
The idea behind the climb was to give students who look at the Colorado horizon daily their first experience interacting with the mountains that so many Coloradans cherish and visit regularly. We want to make these mountains feel accessible to all and encourage future adventures into the Colorado outdoors. A place where we and so many have gained so much!
The group did amazingly, summiting and returned to the trailhead smiling and full of pride and excitement over the days undertaking!