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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14er Backpacking Trips | 7 Great Fourteeners for Overnight Adventures

By |2021-10-24T18:27:19+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 [...]

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Climbing 14ers in March: Exciting Summits in the Snow

By |2021-11-14T04:28:57+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 [...]

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

By |2021-10-25T02:26:44+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 [...]

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

By |2022-09-05T20:51:57+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 [...]

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Best 13ers in Colorado | 7 Peaks to Avoid the Crowds

By |2021-10-24T19:51:00+00:00December 10th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Let's face it: the Colorado fourteeners are getting crowded, and fast. Tens of thousands now climb the most popular peaks in the Front Range near Denver, with more than 800 people on Mount [...]

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How Hard Is Kelso Ridge? This 14er Route Is Deadly Difficult

By |2021-10-24T22:07:32+00:00December 8th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Considering climbing Torreys Peak along the infamous Kelso Ridge? This narrow ridge connects Kelso Mountain and Torreys Peak with various sections of class 3, exposed climbing. So how hard is Kelso Ridge? It's [...]

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December 14ers in Colorado: A Beautiful but Dangerous Time to Climb

By |2021-11-14T04:14:36+00:00December 1st, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

Curious about climbing a 14er in December? It's not something you should take lightly. December 14ers in Colorado include a great deal of risk due to the cold and snowy conditions. However, the [...]

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Winter 14ers vs Summer 14ers: There’s a HUGE Difference.

By |2021-10-24T19:48:52+00:00November 28th, 2020|Mountaineering Advice|

It's normal on many online climbing forums and groups to get asked about winter 14ers - what's needed to safely and successfully climb Colorado's high peaks in the cold and snow? This is [...]

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