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Although I first went to Colorado in my early 20s, I never gave much thought to climbing any of the 14ers until recently. So, I'll be doing my 1st this year at the age of 64. And overweight. But I'm losing weight and getting into better shape.

My wife plans to come with me, but I have doubts that will work out well. She tends to have issues hiking along even at relatively low altitudes like 10,000 feet or so. If necessary, she'll be able to go back down and relax while waiting for me. And she's fine with that.

I expect it to be difficult. And while I'm working to get into better shape, I'm mostly counting on my persistence.... and trying to remember that I don't have to try to maintain my usual walking pace.

Do you have any advice?

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
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