First Ascent of Highest Unclimbed Peak in Colorado
My dad and I used a self-built, custom UAV to successfully summit the highest previously unclimbed peak in Colorado. The drone essentially draped ropes over the summit which we then used to climb the peak itself.
“Way to MacGyver that summit!”
“Kudos for the innovation.”
“Persistence pays off. Using a drone to get the rope over the top, I love it. Thanks for the entertaining report.”
Check out this detailed write-up of the trip for more pictures and info!
This photo always gives me chills (rope roll-off potential, too damn high):
Video mini-doc of trip!
NPR’s Colorado Matters
Listen to me and Dave Goldstein on NPR!
Check out where most of the internet commenters’ drama took place!