Morgan Elliott wins America’s Uphill |

Morgan Elliott wins America’s Uphill

Local mountaineer Morgan Elliott, 24, won Saturday’s 29th running of America’s Uphill on Aspen Mountain. Elliott, competing for team Elk Mountain Wranglers, completed the 2.5-mile ascent (3,267 vertical feet) of Aspen Mountain in 47 minutes, 7 seconds.

Taking second overall was Aspen’s Mike Kloser in 48:12 and third was Carbondale’s Jeason Murphy in 49:34. Kloser won the 2016 race in 48:26.

The top female finisher was Carbondale’s Jennifer Mendez, 44, who finished 19th overall in 58:10. The Aspen duo of Lindsay Meyer (59:25) and Kim Master (59:30) were second and third among women, respectively.

For the full results, visit

The next major mountaineering event will be the March 25 Grand Traverse, a 40-mile overnight, backcountry ski race from Crested Butte to Aspen. For more information on the Grand Traverse, visit

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