The 11th Essential for the Mountains: Knowledge and Experience

By |2022-08-06T18:34:33+00:00August 6th, 2022|Mountaineering Advice|

Most mountaineers have heard of the ten essentials before... but just in case you haven't, these are the critically important pieces of equipment required to stay safe and respond to emergencies while hiking, [...]

Hiking in the Snow | 11 Tips to Avoid Catastrophe in the Mountains

By |2021-10-24T18:26:06+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

Winter is coming! While most people hang up their hiking boots for the season, there's no reason you need to stop hiking when the snow begins to fall. In fact, most trails and [...]

Best Snacks to Take On a 14er: 17 Great Ideas

By |2021-10-12T04:16:31+00:00August 18th, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

The right food makes any hike or climb in the mountains a bit more manageable. That's especially important on the 14,000 foot peaks found across the western United States. The best snacks to [...]

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14ers near Leadville: 9 Great Peaks to Hike

By |2021-11-14T03:56:14+00:00May 30th, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

Leadville is one of Colorado’s most centrally located mountain towns. Nestled in the heart of the Sawatch and Ten-mile Range, the town is surrounded by major mountains and other high peaks. With lots [...]

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What To Do If You Encounter a Cougar: 7 Great Tips

By |2021-11-14T04:05:05+00:00May 12th, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

Seeing a cougar in the wild is a very uncommon, but amazing event. In most cases, it's a nonviolent encounter - a moment where your eyes meet, before the mountain lion sprints away [...]

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Mountain Features for Mountaineers: 19 Important Terms

By |2021-11-14T04:06:59+00:00May 8th, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

If you've ever read a mountain route guide, you may have seen some words that confused you. Bergschrund, Col, Dihedral... there are many mountain features and terms that get their name from French, [...]

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Mountain Accidents: 7 Critical Steps for Emergency Response

By |2021-11-14T04:08:36+00:00May 4th, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

Slipping on an icy trail. Falling into a bubbling creek. Twisting your ankle on a scramble. There are a thousand different ways to get into trouble in the mountains. Between the harsh weather and [...]

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