HIKING YOUR FIRST COLORADO FOURTEENER: 6 CRITICAL TIPS

MOUNTAIN SKILLS SERIES WEBINAR | MAY 12, 2022 | 11 AM MT

Hiking to the summit of a 14,000 foot is an amazing accomplishment and experience in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. However, this adventure has risk and hazards, like altitude sickness, rockfall, and afternoon thunderstorms, that make it quite the challenge. Join my upcoming free webinar to learn six critically important tips. They’ll help ensure your adventure this summer is a safe and successful one!

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During the webinar you will learn...

What Peak Should I Climb and Which Route Should I Take?

The fifty-eight named and ranked fourteeners have more than 200 different routes, ranging from easy class 1 hikes to class 5 technical climbs.

What Gear Will I Need for My First Fourteener Trip?

The right clothing layers, boots, food, and emergency gear will help you stay safe and increase your odds of summiting on your first attempt.

How Do I Acclimate to Reduce the Risk of Altitude Sickness?

If you don’t take time to acclimate, altitude sickness can cause havoc above 8,000 feet, with headache, nausea, and fatigue among the main symptoms. 

Meet Your Webinar Host:

Alex Derr, M.P.A.

Writer & Mountaineer,
The Next Summit Blog

Alex is a mountaineer, Eagle Scout, and environmental policy expert based in Denver, Colorado. With more than 45 ascents above 13,000 feet, he’s helped hundreds learn to stay safe while exploring America’s mountains. He created The Next Summit Blog to help educate those new to the mountains about leave no trace outdoor ethics and mountain safety practices. More than 250,000 people use his guides and resources every year.