Mr. Miller misquoted me a few times in this article. The main mistake is the part about me climbing Mt. Elbert before I joined the Marines, as a young man. Actually I was 37, almost 20 years after joining the Marines, when I climbed Mt. Elbert with a fellow State Trooper and former Marine. We were both runners and moved quickly, reaching the summit in just under 3 hours.
I also mentioned to Mr. Miller that I still have a fear of heights even though I parachuted in the military. In the article he says that John Mitchler is afraid of heights. That is either a misquote, or maybe John has a fear of heights too. If so, that would make me feel a little better knowing that a 50 completer like John is also afraid of heights. It might give me a little more confidence next time I try some of the more difficult, big climbs. If John could do it, maybe I can to!