My very first summit was Cathedral Peak on July 20, 1987. It looked cool from the Cathedral Lakes trail, so I scrambled up the fourth class route. I didn’t even know what peak I was climbing, let alone what “fourth class” meant. My wife was pissed at having to wait while I tried to kill myself.

The thirty-year anniversary climb obviously has to be on July 20, mid-week or not. Gary, are you in? You know that old “I have to work” excuse doesn’t cut it anymore.