How to Climb Your First Fourteener

July 12, 2022 | 7:00 pm Mountain Time | Free Webinar

Join Mountaineer and outdoor educator Alex Derr for an exciting one-hour training session that’ll help you climb your first fourteener safely and successfully. He’ll cover everything from picking a route and packing your gear to emergency preparedness and leave no trace ethics. Sign up below to attend. If you can’t join us you will be sent an on-demand recording of the webinar to watch later on.

Everything You Need to Know for Your First 14er!

There’s a lot to know when it comes to the mountains. This webinar will start from scratch, waling you through the process of picking a peak, researching the route, packing, preparing, and going on your climb. 

Learn what factors you need to consider when picking a summit to climb, including elevation, the Yosemite Decimal System, time of year, and other issues.

Do you know what you need to bring on a 14er to stay safe? We’ll cover emergency supplies, clothing, and other important gear.

We will walk through how to identify, manage, and mitigate risk in the mountains to avoid dangerous situations and stay safe.

Even with the best preparation, accidents happen. We will cover what to do if you get sick, injured, or lost while climbing your first fourteener.

Taking some time to train before your first hike will make it an easier and more enjoyable experience. We will cover some basic tips for training for a 14er.

Erika Masterson
Erika Masterson
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"Alex is an engaging trainer who clearly knows his stuff. I've learned a lot from his webinars and can't recommend them enough."

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Meet Your Webinar Trainer: Alex Derr

Alex is an Eagle Scout, mountaineer, and outdoor advocate based in Denver, Colorado. As the founder and Chief Mountain Officer at The Next Summit, he creates route guides, webinars, and other resources to help people safely explore the mountains of the West while leaving no trace for the next generation. With more than 40 ascents of peaks taller than 13,000 feet in all four seasons, he is passionate about sharing his experience and expertise with others to help them stay safe and be successful in their mountain endeavors.