Climbing Quandary Peak

While in the Alps you think of 4000'ers, in Colorado you think of 13.000'ers, just like people there think in feet and not in metres. And 13.000'ers there are plenty of in Colorado, about just as many mountains as there are 4000'ers in the Alps. But when looking at Colorado with Alpine eyes there actually are fewer interesting summits, as some 13.000'ers are not above 4000 metres. The peak I had selected on this day, Quandary Peak, was both above 13.000 feet as well as 4000 metres, and as the 14. highest summit in Colorado this was a real mountain.