How Many Fourteeners Are In Colorado: 53 or 58? There’s No Easy Answer

By |2020-10-18T20:37:35+00:00October 18th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

How many fourteeners are in Colorado? Depending on who you ask, and what time of year it is, you may get different answers, because of the multiple ways people define a "true" fourteener. Not all [...]

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Hiking 14ers in November | Tips for Safe & Successful Summits

By |2020-10-19T00:57:52+00:00October 3rd, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Spring and fall in the Rocky Mountains are inherently unpredictable seasons. This can make hiking 14ers in November difficult and hard to plan for properly. Temperatures in November can range between 35 degrees and -10 [...]

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

By |2020-10-08T00:37:04+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 |2020-10-08T00:40:54+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 |2020-10-08T01:38:19+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 |2020-10-08T01:55:17+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 |2020-10-08T02:08:56+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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