The New Year is upon us. This Sunday, the AdAmAn Club will begin it's ascent up to the top of Pike's Peak to set off their annual fireworks show on New Year's Day.
A local tradition since 1922, the AdAmAn Club is a unique group of mountaineers, who each year on December 30th and 31st, climb the icy slopes on the east face of the world famous Pikes Peak.¬† Then, at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, the members ignite a spectacular fireworks display from the summit to usher in the New Year.
Their club was formed in memory of the original "frozen five," and each year they add one new member from a list of applicants, hence the name AdAmAn.¬† These hearty men and women will brave frozen slopes and wind chills of -50 degrees.¬† In years past, blizzard conditions prevented them from completing their ascent and they were forced to call off the show.
Hopefully, this year will be a success for them. I appreciate their dedication and enthusiasm.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!