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EMU football seniors use Pikes Peak climb as bonding experience

Posted: 3:55 PM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 19:55:30Z

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Continuing an annual tradition he started, Eastern Michigan head coach Chris Creighton took members of his team on a summer trip to climb Pikes Peak in Colorado.

Creighton has taken members of his senior class to climb the mountain each summer since taking over as EMU head coach.

"It was a blast," Creighton said during MAC Media Day Tuesday at Ford Field. "Every year it's a little bit different. Took us about 12 hours, that's about 13 miles, and every player made it up. And it was because every player literally helped each other get to the summit. And it was hard."

Creighton has also taken teams on mountain-climbing trips during his previous coaching stops.