I Couldn’t Have Climbed Quandary Peak Without Adam’s Help!

I have been a member of Razor Sharp for about 9 years and have been working out three times a week. Last November my son climbed a mountain in Colorado and was so impressed that he asked me to go with him the next time. He recommended I get a personal trainer thinking I would need new skills to get to the top of the mountain. Adam Knueppel was the personal trainer assigned to me and he helped me in so many ways that I still do the things he taught me. I couldn’t have climbed this mountain without his guidance. I went on this trip with my son on August 25th. We climbed two mountains, the tallest being Quandary Peak at 14,265 foot elevation. It was steep and very rocky so you had to be careful where to put your feet. I know the box steps that Adam had me do really helped and I also did some stairs outside that were uneven which helped. We set foot on the trail at 4:15 a.m. and we got down at 5:08 p.m.

We spent 45 minutes on the summit and the rest hiking. Needless to say, I was very tired by the end of the day, but also so amazed at myself, that at 66 years old I could do this!! When we reached the summit I looked around and told my son, Jeff I was the oldest one up there!! I know I couldn’t have done this without my son, he was my biggest cheerleader that day, and then other people heard him and they too cheered me on. This is just proof that you can do anything you want if you put your mind to it. Once again I want to thank Adam, he pushed me and I needed that, but he is so caring and he too wanted me to succeed and thanks to him I did!! I do want to give a shout out to my son, Jeff, I would never have been able to do this climb without him in my corner.

Pam Alley

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