Winter Hiking Layers Guide: What to Wear for Winter Fourteeners

By |2022-12-03T21:59:55+00:00November 6th, 2022|Gear Recommendations, Mountaineering Advice|

The temperature on a fourteener in January can drop to -30 degrees Fahrenheit, and that isn’t even taking wind chill into account. In such a cold environment, dressing warm isn’t just an issue [...]

Does Boost Oxygen Help With Altitude Sickness on 14ers? It’s a Brazen Scam.

By |2022-09-18T17:25:02+00:00May 29th, 2022|Gear Recommendations|

If you've shopped at a Colorado grocery store or gas station this year, you've probably seen it: A little green and silver can with the words Boost Oxygen clearly visible on the can. [...]

The 9 Best 14er Guide Books and Maps for Colorado

By |2021-10-25T02:39:13+00:00February 21st, 2021|Gear Recommendations|

Information is everything when planning a 14er hike or climb. Without good beta (first-hand info and data) on the route you wish to take, the risk of an accident rises significantly. There are [...]

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Best Helmets for 14ers | Protecting Your Head

By |2021-10-24T19:12:35+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Gear Recommendations|

Class 1 and 2 mountains don’t have enough technical terrain to make wearing a helmet worth while. However, once you make the transition to class 3 and 4 routes, a helmet becomes critically [...]

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Best Headlamps for 14ers | 5 Great Options

By |2021-10-24T19:16:58+00:00January 31st, 2021|Gear Recommendations|

Starting early is critically important for 14ers to avoid afternoon thunderstorms. It often means starting your hike in the dark of early dawn. A good headlamp will help you stay on route and [...]

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Personal Locator Beacons for 14ers | 6 Great Options

By |2021-10-24T21:16:22+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, [...]

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