Personal Locator Beacons for 14ers | 6 Great Options

By |2021-01-03T22:59:51+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Gear Recommendations|

The Colorado mountains are an objectively dangerous place to explore. Even with the best preparation and gear, the chance of an accident or injury is always there. Especially if you’re climbing peaks alone, the risk [...]

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What Gear Do I Need to Hike a 14er? Try My Free 14er Checklist.

By |2021-01-03T22:03:19+00:00January 2nd, 2021|Gear Recommendations|

Climbing a Colorado 14er is an exciting adventure with great summit views to enjoy. However, as you think about a hike you might wonder, "What gear do I need to hike a 14er?" There are [...]

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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 |2020-11-20T02:40:04+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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