The Next Summit protects the people and peaks you love by educating the public.
We leverage digital media and collaborate with partners to educate the public about leave no trace and mountain safety best practices. Learn more about how we work or start exploring our free resources and webinars below.
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My name is Alex. I started The Next Summit in 2019 to provide better resources for those new to the mountains. We leverage digital media strategies and tactics, like blogs, webinars, SEO and social media, to educate the public about leave no trace and mountain safety. We also work with a network of partners to fundraise, conduct research, and work on joint projects for the mountain community. Learn more about our work below.
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We have 7 different on-demand webinars you can watch at any time. Topics include backcountry navigation, climbing a 14er, altitude sickness, avalanche awareness, and more.
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I have route guides for hiking and climbing dozens of peak in Colorado and California. Find the right mountain and route for you and start planning your next adventure with The Next Summit.
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Quandary Peak is one of the easiest 14ers to hike in Colorado. As the snow melts in May on the prairie down below, many head to the hill. However, May is a snowy month in
A map is an important navigation tool in the mountains, but only if you are able to fix your position with some certainty. If you don’t know where you are located, a map is of
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