Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke

Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke met in 1975 during a Clarkson Outing Club trip for technical climbing on Noonmark Mountain in the Adirondack State Park of New York. Their relationship has been happily on the rocks ever since. They moved to Idaho in 1995, immediately purchased the first edition of Tom Lopez’s Idaho mountain guide, and began exploring local peaks. They are volunteer trip leaders for Idaho Mountain Recreation, a non-profit non-motorized outing club. While it may be true that in 2013 Judi became the first woman to ascend all Idaho peaks above 11,000 feet in elevation, it is certainly true that Carl is the first person to kiss his wife on all of those summits.