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 [...]

The 4 Types of Altitude Sickness: AMS, CMS, HACE, and HAPE

By |2022-12-22T22:47:05+00:00October 20th, 2022|Mountaineering Advice|

Altitude sickness is your body's natural response to low-oxygen environments like those at high altitudes. However, it isn't a single disease, it actually includes four distinct types of altitude sickness. These include acute [...]

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, [...]

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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