ONE HUNDRED YEARS of ICE, WIND, AND FIRE
Fireworks from the summit of America’s Mountain, visible for 100 miles, every New Year’s Eve. That was the plan.
In December 1922, five men from Colorado Springs decided to attempt what had never before been done. They would climb Pikes Peak to welcome the new year with flares and fireworks from the top of America’s Mountain. They came to be called the “Frozen Five.”
Little did they know that their unique decision to climb to the 14,115 foot summit in the dead of win-ter would become a cherished tradition for the en-tire Pikes Peak region.
The AdAmAn Club exemplifies the Colorado spirit of adventure and perseverance in overcoming adver-sity. Named for the practice of adding a single mem-ber each year (add a man) and stylized so the A’s in the name depict mountains, this book celebrates the 100 year history of this unusual and intrepid group of mountain climbers.
234 pages . 11×8.5 . photographs/illustrations, maps, charts, index, color and b&w
ISBN# 978-1-943829-31-6 softcover