Mountaineering Tips

Alpinism is a long game. It takes years to develop proper mountaineering skills. Let's jumpstart your alpine career with mountaineering tips designed for every kind of alpinist. What's your summit?

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The Best Hiking Clothes for Any Budget

After years of testing, I’ve assembled a list of the best hiking gear on the market, no matter what your budget. Unsponsored, real, and honest advice from a hiking vet.

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Altitude Sickness Prevention and Remedies for High Altitude Hikes

Expert tips on adjusting to high altitude and preventing altitude sickness.

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What’s in My Pack: 14er Packing List

Are you ready to climb a mountain? Here’s a look at what should be in your pack.

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Go Like A Pro: What’s Really Up with Female Urinary Devices?

Never squat again, an insider’s look into the wonderful world of female urinary funnels.

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Tips and Tricks to Hike a Colorado 14er

Flash. I’m on the mountain. At least I hope I am. I’m pretty much limited to the small beam of light my crappy headlamp from Target puts out. Every now and then I see green eyes up the trail, one of the dogs is looking back at us. But as I walk almost begrudgingly up hill my head slowly clears. As my heart rate rises and the oxygen thins an easy calm comes over me. A focus I only feel on the mountain. The physical exertion almost secondary to the mental peace I have.

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How to Build a DIY Outdoor Gear Room for $120

I never thought I’d be that person who had more than one sleeping bag, a backpack for any occasion, and 2 snowboard setups. But alas, it happened and hey, I’m pretty happy about it. However epically awesome “gear mountain” may become, there comes a time where plastic bins just don’t cut it anymore. That time for me was when I was packing for an impromptu backpacking trip and couldn’t find my headlamp. So what did I do? Waited six months until the weather got crappy and got to work fitting out some unfinished space in my basement to show off all my gear by building a DIY gear room. In the end I had one bitching backcountry closet that didn’t break the bank.

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