HOW TO CLIMB A WINTER 14ER WITHOUT GETTING RESCUED

MOUNTAIN SKILLS SERIES WEBINAR | DECEMBER 2, 2021 | 11:00 AM MT

Most people stop hiking fourteeners in the winter due to the cold and snow. However, with the right skills and gear, there’s no reason 14er season needs to end. In this free Mountain Skills Webinar you’ll learn everything you need to know for a safe and successful first winter fourteener ascent. Learn more below!

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Checking the avalanche conditions and acting accordingly >>

Anytime there is a significant amount of snow on a mountain slope there is a risk it can slide and kill or injure you. Learn how to research avalanche conditions and do your best to avoid risky areas.

Packing the right gear, gadgets, and clothing >>

From base layers and gloves to emergency gear and traction, we will cover all the gear and gadgets you need to safely climb a winter fourteener along with some of my optional recommendations.

Emergency planning, preparedness, and response >>

Accidents happen sometimes, especially when the trail is slick and everything is covered in snow. Learn how to plan and prepare for common winter 14er hazards and what to do if something happens.

Meet Your Webinar Lead Presenter:

Alex Derr, M.P.A.

Mountaineer, Eagle Scout & Writer

Alex is a mountaineer, Eagle Scout, and environmental policy expert based in Denver, Colorado. With more than 40 ascents above 13,000 feet, he’s helped hundreds learn to stay safe while exploring America’s mountains. He created The Next Summit to help educate those new to the mountains about leave no trace outdoor ethics and mountain safety practices. More than 200,000 people use his resources each year.