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

By |2021-08-22T16:41:18+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 take on [...]

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14ers near Leadville: 9 Great Peaks to Hike

By |2021-06-10T01:39:43+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 of 14ers [...]

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

By |2021-05-30T04:22:29+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 into the [...]

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Mountain Features for Mountaineers: 19 Important Terms

By |2021-05-25T19:41:30+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, German or [...]

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Mountain Accidents: 7 Critical Steps for Emergency Response

By |2021-06-09T17:22:53+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 steep, rocky [...]

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14er Backpacking Trips | 7 Great Fourteeners for Overnight Adventures

By |2021-06-09T17:46:44+00:00April 18th, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

The only thing better than a day hike up a fourteener is an overnight backpacking trip! Adding one or more nights in the mountains before or after your climb is a great way to add [...]

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Climbing 14ers in March: Exciting Summits in the Snow

By |2021-04-20T03:33:29+00:00March 8th, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

As March finally comes along and the weather begins to warm in Denver, many people begin to think once more of the fourteeners. However despite the improving weather down on the plains, the mountains remain [...]

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The Best 14ers to Hike in Colorado: My 3 Favorite Choices

By |2021-04-20T04:37:23+00:00February 21st, 2021|Mountaineering Advice|

Few things compare to the feeling of accomplishment you get from standing on the top of a fourteener. With more than 50 different peaks in Colorado taller than 14,000 feet, there’s an option for everyone; [...]

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Best 14ers Near Denver | 5 Great Peaks Within 2 Hours

By |2021-07-25T21:08:40+00:00December 20th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Looking for a fourteener to hike or climb that's close to the Front Range metro area? You've got more options nearby than any other city in the lower 48. These five peaks include some of [...]

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