glyph 355: Colorado mountains . music ... composers, Gustav Mahler ... geology ... art and landscape


Mt. Mahler, 12,493' — Colorado, 2006

A mountain named for a composer of symphonies

On Wednesday, October 18 at 5:40 pm Mountain Daylight Time, the U.S. Board On Geographic Names voted unanimously to name a magnificent 12,493' Colorado peak just northwest of Rocky Mountain National Park "Mount Mahler." The vote was the fruition of a lifelong struggle, which began when geologist Bob Michael climbed the unnamed peak in May of 1968: "a most handsome and worthy summit in a truly spectacular setting. Worthy, indeed, to bear the name of Gustav Mahler."

The full story: How Mt. Mahler Came to Be, by Chris Mohr, composer, and Bob Michael, geologist

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