If Brian and Mandy Fabel had to describe their relationship in one word, they would call it an adventure.
Brought together by their passion for the outdoors, the lovebirds from Lander, Wyoming, are happiest when they’re hiking, biking, or rock climbing. That’s why they decided they would enjoy nothing more than combining all those activities into one journey to the (rocky) altar in 2014!
They couldn’t think of a better place to tie the knot than atop Pingora Peak, one of the granite points that form the Cirque of the Towers in the Wind River Mountains.
But instead of driving there, they set out on a three-part quest. They started with a casual 14-mile bike ride up Sinks Canyon, joined by Jamie, their friend who would officiate the wedding, and Kyle Duba, their videographer.
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Following the bike ride was a 26-mile hike to the Cirque of the Towers, where an even bigger challenge awaited them.
By mile 20, Brian said he felt as if “my right leg was gonna fall off.” Even so, he didn’t stop. He and his bride had somewhere important to be!
Understandably, they were all exhausted by the time they reached their destination that evening. But just a few hours after getting into their sleeping bags, they were up again at 3 a.m.
Armed with headlamps and gear, they began the last leg of their trip, steadily climbing nearly 1,200 feet to the summit as the sun rose.
At 11 a.m., they finally reached the top! Then, after changing into her $8 wedding dress, Mandy exchanged vows with Brian.
Before embarking on this wild adventure, they weren’t sure they would make it the entire way. But they did…
…and it was even better than they’d imagined! What’s more amazing is that after the ceremony, they climbed, hiked, and biked all the way back down the mountain without stopping!
The entire trip took about 45 hours, but the memories they made will last a lifetime.
These lovebirds celebrated their sixth anniversary last month, and they’re still just as crazy about the outdoors — and each other! What a beautiful way to begin their lives together!
Check out their epic trip to Pingora Peak in the video below, and be sure to share this stunning footage with your friends.
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