The 2011 Ascent was our first family reunion, one of many more to come. The 50 who trekked to Colorado’s 14-ers with us made it everything it was, as they always do. We are fortunate to have such friends, with such tales to tell — most of them true, all of them garnering smiles and big laughs. Friends who ascent at any and every hour, friends who beer at Ranger TV, friends who come from across the country to spend time with each other, and with us. For this we are humbled, and grateful, and blessed. And we hope to see you next year, and every year after that.