Bob Salem Has Summitted Pikes Peak as of the Morning of July 15
Bob Salem has made history – by being the first person in the 21st Century to push a peanut up Pikes Peak with a contraption taped to his nose. This ambitious goal was reached after just under 7 days of determination.
Bob started his journey at 9AM on July 9th, and officially finished the push around sunrise on July 15. A ceremonial finish took place at 10AM where Bob was greeted by cheers, a letter from the City of Manitou Springs, and a letter from Mayor John Suthers with the City of Colorado Springs.
Congratulations on completing this monumental task Bob, we are forever thankful it was able to take place in our backyard.
What's This About?
Oddly, three individuals have managed the nutty task of pushing a peanut up the steep slopes of Pikes Peak to its omnipresent summit. In 1963, Ulysses Baxter, the most notable person to perform the Peanut Push, completed the push in a record breaking eight days.
As part of Manitou Springs’ 150 Year Celebration of city life, and who we are, Bob Salem is looking to make history – by being the first person in the 21st Century to push a peanut up Pikes Peak with a contraption taped to his nose. This is no easy feat, but with support from the community and region at large, this peanut pusher can cement his place in history! The Peanut Push will begin on July 9th and is tentatively scheduled to finish no later than on July 17th.
Bob Salem spoke on this history making feat and stated, “There is no city like Manitou Springs.” He continued, “I am excited to be the one to bring around this bit of history to celebrate Manitou Springs’ 150th Celebration. I hope everyone takes the time to visit and indulge in the rich history the Pikes Peak area represents. You won't want to leave.”
The Travel Channel has hosted a segment on the history of the Peanut Push. To view this segment, please visit the Travel Channel's Webpage.