Climbing Club Makes Annual Trek Up Pikes Peak

By: AP
By: AP
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Members of a Colorado Springs climbing club are making their annual New Year's hike up Pikes Peak.

They began hiking Monday and plan to reach the summit of the peak Tuesday evening, where they'll set off fireworks that can be seen along the Front Range and Eastern Plains.

The group is named after its practice of adding a man to its ranks each year --the AdAmAn Club. It was founded in 1922 and members have reached the summit nearly every year since.

Members traditionally set off five fireworks at 9 p.m. in honor of the group's founders followed by a full display at midnight. They also get to see numerous fireworks displays in the communities below.

The newest member, Nick Baki, said words can't describe the view.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 238290901 -
Gray Television, Inc.