A frigid New Year's Eve tradition on Pikes Peak

1:07 PM, Dec 30, 2012   |    comments
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The Gazette reports that since 1922, the AdAmAn Club has been climbing the peak near Colorado Springs to ring in the new year with a fireworks show. The group began this year's hike Sunday morning.

The tradition started when five local climbing buffs headed for the summit and set a fire at the top. Since then, a new climber has been added each year, giving the group its name - AdAmAn.

Fifty-five-year-old Wally Wininger, the group's newest member, says "it's a pretty unique group of folks, kind of a great tradition for the Pikes Peak region."

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