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AdAmAn Club Heads for the Summit

          While most of us here in Colorado Springs are having our second cup of coffee and processing our agenda for the day, the AdAmAn club is sharing a warm meal together at the edge of the Barr Trail and discussing the upcoming climb to the Summit of Pikes Peak.  The club originated in 1922 with only 5 members: Ed and Fred Morath, Fred Barr, Willis Magee, and Harry Standley, and with the addition of Bill Slaughter this year, the club has grown to 91 members. 


             The AdAmAn club has grown in popularity over the years and each new member is selected from a large list of applicants.  The members are a group of avid mountaineers that embrace the original “Frozen Five’s” vision to spend New Years Eve void of boring cocktail parties.  The original 5 picked up abandoned flairs along the trail and lit them on top of Pikes Peak at the stroke of midnight.  A huge bon fire was also built and the display could be seen for miles.  Thus the tradition of having a fire works display at the stroke of midnight every year was born. 


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