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King and Queen of the Ridge Results

Forget the Olympics! That bunch of pampered pansies doesn't even compare to the hardy soles who participated in yesterday's King and Queen of the Ridge competition. Morning temperatures below zero could not dampen the enthusiasm of these folks who showed up to see who could climb up and ski down the Ridge the most times. This years King is John Parker who completed 26 laps. The Queen of the Ridge is Maria Lundgren with 16 laps. In addition to testing their fortitude, these folks collected money through pledges to support the Hans Saari Memorial Fund which promotes avalanche education in our area. As he has every year since this event started, Gerry Carish (age 65) showed up to hike. His 11 laps raised over $4000 for the fund making him the true King of this event. Special thanks go to the Women of the Bridger Bowl Ski Patrol. This group of ladies cranked out a combined total of 41 laps! Way to go girls! Thanks to everyone who raised money through their sweat and
toil and to everyone who contributed to the fund with their pledges. We'd also like to thank all the sponsors who donated the great prizes for this event. We really appreciate it.

Comments

Ian said…
It was a pretty awesome display. John led the entire 5 hour race from start to finish. Over 12000 vert of hiking, he is the KING.
Rob & Sarah said…
Hail to the King, baby.
jesse parker said…
"It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical
need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some
kind of recreational activity". - Dave Barry
liz said…
according to the article Gerry Carish is the true King...tough break John
Anonymous said…
He own's Arby's so he is more like a big cowboy hat then a king. . .

Last year he was making $400 per hike from his rich old friends

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