Welcome to The Next Summit! I'm Alex Derr.

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The Ten Essentials Infographic

The Ten Essentials Infographic

The 10 essentials are ten types of gear you should bring with you on any trip to the mountains. The list is designed to allow you to respond positively to any emergency – this means

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Southern CO 14ers

Southern Colorado 14ers: A Guide

There are twenty-four southern Colorado 14ers. They’re divided into two ranges: The large and rugged San Juans to the southwest, and the fault-block Sangre de Christo Range which rises abruptly from the valleys along it.

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