Best Gaiters for 14ers | Five Great Options

By |2021-07-25T17:11:10+00:00March 11th, 2021|Gear Recommendations|

During the winter and spring in Colorado, the mountains can see seven feet or more of snowfall in a single storm! Significant amounts of snow are the norm on most fourteeners into June every year. [...]

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The 9 Best 14er Guide Books and Maps for Colorado

By |2021-07-25T16:53:43+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 more than [...]

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Best Helmets for 14ers | Protecting Your Head

By |2021-07-25T16:34:24+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 important to [...]

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Best Headlamps for 14ers | 5 Great Options

By |2021-07-25T15:53:57+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 safe as [...]

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Personal Locator Beacons for 14ers | 6 Great Options

By |2021-07-25T15:50:52+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 |2021-04-22T00:34:43+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 |2021-04-24T02:35:53+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 |2021-04-24T19:37:11+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 |2021-04-24T21:56:26+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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