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The Ultimate High-Country Keepsake? A Colorado Peak Rendered in Wood

Take home a topographic replica of every peak you've conquered.

By M. John Fayhee July 27, 2017 Published in the Midsummer/Fall 2017 issue of Aspen Sojourner

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Five years ago, Leadville resident Peter Frykholm decided to combine his affection for mountainous terrain with a lifelong love of woodworking. He enrolled in a manufacturing technology program and bought a 3-D printer. After acquiring a reliable source for beetle-kill pine, he started making and purveying highly decorative, three-dimensional renderings of Colorado’s 14ers.

He soon spread his geographic wings. Frykholm now offers numerous pieces focused on the Roaring Fork Valley, including carvings of Aspen and Aspen Highlands ski areas, Independence Pass, the Four Pass Loop, the Maroon Bells, and the Elk Range—all of them to exact scale.

His bread and butter, though, is customized projects. Frykholm is able to replicate almost any topographic feature in the world. Sizes range from carvings of individual peaks suitable for display on a mantel or bookshelf to larger pieces that are framed and ready to be hung on a wall. Definitely a memento of your favorite peak that’s more substantive than a lapel pin or an etched water bottle. From $30, 

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