Boots for Winter 14ers | Five Best Options

By |2020-10-25T01:03:54+00:00October 23rd, 2020|Gear Recommendations|

While approach shoes or light hiking shoes work well for 14ers in the summer, winter's a different situation. You should plan on getting boots for winter 14ers to stay dry and warm amid snowy, cold [...]

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Best Gloves for 14ers | My Advice & Recommendations

By |2020-10-16T02:35:50+00:00October 16th, 2020|Gear Recommendations|

People often ask me "what are the best gloves for 14ers?" On Class 1 fourteeners, nothing more than a hike, gloves aren't usually necessary. However when scrambling or climbing on Class 2, 3 or 4 [...]

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Colorado 14er Gift Ideas | 29 Presents for Peak Baggers

By |2020-10-19T01:08:55+00:00August 24th, 2020|Gear Recommendations, Other|

If you've got a 14er peak bagger among your friends and family, it's a great opportunity to find a gift that fits their unique hobby and interest. As an avid 14er climber myself, I spend [...]

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What Are The Ten Essentials? The 10 Most Essential Gear Items

By |2020-10-07T21:02:55+00:00August 23rd, 2020|Mountaineering Advice, Gear Recommendations|

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 |2020-10-08T00:23:39+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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Trekking Poles for 14ers: My Recommendations

By |2020-10-15T02:23:35+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 |2020-10-08T23:27:48+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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