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How To Prepare For Your First 14er!

June 15th, 2018
Climbing your first 14er

Colorado has close to 60 14ers, which means peaks of at least 14,000 feet.  The reward for reaching the summit of one of these are some of the most breathtaking views you’ll find anywhere on the planet.  Before heading out, first-timers should take note of a few tips! Choose an ideal peak, date, and time The first step in planning for your first 14er is choosing a peak.  A good place to research your peak is AllTrails.  Choose a moderate trail for your first attempt.  The difficulty of climbing a 14er is no joke! Keep your eyes on the weather; afternoon thunderstorm are the biggest... Read More

Climbing a Colorado 14er for the First Time

June 3rd, 2017

It is that time of year when thousands of people start making their way up one or more of the 14ers Colorado offers. I thought I would share my first 14er experience up Mount Bierstadt. We selected Mount Bierstadt for two reasons. First, it is one of the closest 14ers to Denver. Second, it is a beginner-friendly 14er. Notice I did not say easy. That is because 14ers, even class 1 or 2, are not easy. In order to safely summit, you will need to be mentally and physically prepared. I am a runner and consider myself fit, but there is no way of knowing how your body will handle the altitude and the... Read More