What Are The Ten Essentials? Can You List Them All?

By |2020-08-23T17:22:57+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Gear Recommendations, Mountaineering Advice|

Every year, thousands of people get injured or lost while exploring the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Usually, search and rescue crews are able to save them. However, for a few dozen individuals, rescue comes too late. [...]

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Best Hiking Boots for 14ers | My Top Three

By |2020-08-16T03:51:29+00:00July 7th, 2020|Gear Recommendations|

The right hiking boots are a necessity for hiking and scrambling up Colorado's 14ers. While you can use shoes or boots, I recommend boots for their superior ankle support. However there are a lot of [...]

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Best Backpacks for 14ers | My 3 Top Picks

By |2020-08-15T23:45:27+00:00June 8th, 2020|Gear Recommendations|

One of the most important pieces of gear to bring along on 14er trips is a backpack to carry everything else. Cheap backpacks available online may seem appealing, however they often fall apart after a [...]

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Trekking Poles for 14ers: My Recommendations

By |2020-08-15T23:45:29+00:00May 25th, 2020|Gear Recommendations|

Trekking poles have a lot going for them... they give you a boost hiking uphill, provide balance for creek-crossing and rocky trails, and reduce shock on your knees on downhill descents. For these reasons and [...]

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Should I use Crampons or Microspikes?

By |2020-08-16T16:10:35+00:00October 24th, 2019|Gear Recommendations|

With snow falling, many novice mountaineers face the same question: "Should I use crampons, or microspikes?" Frustratingly, the answer isn't easy... put simply, it depends on the snow/ice, slope, your experience and more. Here are [...]

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