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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Easy Class 3 Colorado 14ers – 4 Peaks for New Climbers

By |2020-08-15T23:45:26+00:00June 27th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice, Route Information|

When it comes to climbing 14ers, Class 1 and 2 peaks aren't a huge technical challenge. With enough stamina and gear, almost anyone can hike up and scramble over boulders to one of these summits. [...]

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Most Difficult Colorado 14ers | 9 Deadly Peaks

By |2020-08-15T23:45:26+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Mountaineering Advice, Route Information|

While most of Colorado's 14ers are an easy hike or scramble, a handful can be quite difficult to climb. With steep Class 3 and 4 climbing, dramatic exposure to cliffs and drop-offs, and complex route-finding [...]

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Lightning on 14ers: Tips for Staying Safe

By |2020-08-15T23:45:30+00:00May 22nd, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

One of the biggest summer risks on 14ers are the powerful thunderstorms that regularly form during the afternoon. Known as the 'Colorado Monsoon,' these storms produce a great deal of lightning at high altitude. With [...]

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7 Best Nonstandard 14er Routes: Taking the Path Less Traveled

By |2020-08-15T23:45:31+00:00May 10th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Nonstandard routes have a lot going for them. They're far less popular than main standard routes. They're usually more off-trail with an accompanying feeling of adventure. However, that also requires a greater sense of navigation [...]

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Best 14ers to Hike in May: Early Peak Bagging

By |2020-08-15T23:45:32+00:00May 5th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Ready to get back to the Rockies this spring? Full disclosure: It isn't easy to hike 14ers in the month of May. It's cold, snowy and wet, along with a host of other challenges. However, [...]

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Hiking 14ers in May: Tips for the Rockies in Spring

By |2020-08-15T23:45:32+00:00May 5th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Spring might seem like a great time to hike 14ers, but it's actually one of the snowiest, most difficult times of the year. As lower altitude parts of the country warm, it sends massive quantities [...]

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Best Colorado 13ers for Beginners: 9 Peaks You Need to Hike

By |2020-09-14T18:06:55+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

There are more than six-hundred 13ers in Colorado - those are peaks between 13,000 and 13,999 feet tall. With so many choices, you might be wondering what the best colorado 13ers for beginners are. Here's [...]

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