Many folks celebrate their birthday with special friends over dinner and drinks  – not so with Steve aka The Repman. Steve’s preference is to leave the Peppercomm office early on Thursday with the message  – Gone Climbing for the Weekend!!!

This weekend weather was a bit fickle – if you have been following the northeast you know it’s been grim. Clouds, humidity, thunder storms, and torrential rains have been the pattern for the last week.

Steve, Adel and Sean hopped in the car and made the journey to NH. It was the right time to escape the heat and humidity down in Jersey and come up to the Live Free or Die state for a refreshing weekend of outdoor activity.

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   In the Mist – on the summit of Mt Lafayette!!!

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Steve getting his pre climb stretch.

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Adel – The Barr has been raised – he cruised to the summit in 2.45.

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 Sean – always reddy for a good climb.

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Agility, balance and focus – the crucial elements for mountain travel.

IMG_1505 Steve leading the team yo the top.

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Stairway to heaven – granite blocks laid out to the top.

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On a mission – great pace Steve.

IMG_1511 Sean, Erik and Adel nearing the summit

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Steve and I on the summit –  a Happy Birthday to you!!!

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Charging back up for the descent – wet and slippery trail for the next 4 miles.

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Erik passing out warm gatorade to charge up the team.

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Amazing to have a break in the clouds – almost a view of the summit.

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Greenleaf hut – a welcome spot for lunch.

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AMC crew members – bringing goods to the hut.

Thanks for a great day on the mountain!!!

Art Mooney