It may not be a normal sight for hikers, but a young woman from Colorado, USA, has taken on a unique challenge.
To climb all of the Colorado 14ers, wearing high heels!
Ton had begun her 14er journey two summers earlier when she climbed Mt. Elbert with her father and sister.
“I thought it would be a fun celebration to hike Elbert again, but do it in high heels. It’s kind of a full-circle thing.”
Erin Ton (22) climbed Little Bear Peak, her final 14er, in August of this year.
Ton flew up the roughly 5-mile ascent in just 2 hours, passing dozens of hikers with proper shoes along the way.
“Personally, it’s symbolic of how far I’ve come, from struggling so much that first time and now I’m cruising up it in heels.”
Ton has now expanded her high heel 14ers to include Mount Bierstadt, Mount Sherman, and Quandary Peak.
You can follow Ton’s high heel journey on her Instagram page.