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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I’ve summited countless mountains throughout the world. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that mountaineering isn’t linear. It’s fraught with challenge, but that’s what keeps me coming back to the sport. Here’s a look at essential skills every aspiring mountaineer needs to know.

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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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trip plan tips for backcountry travel

How to Plan a Big Hike or Backpacking Trip

How to write a trip plan to keep you organized and possibly save your life if something goes wrong.

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beginner climbing tips

Crag Like a Boss: Rock Climbing Crash Course for Beginners

Climb ON with this beginner guide to climbing. Learn how to get started, what gear you need and how to find climbing friends and more!

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dealing with a knee injury as a hiker

Overcoming Injury in Mountaineering and Beyond

Injury sucks. But it doesn’t have to ruin your time outside with these helpful coping tips.

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How to Overcome a Fear of Heights in Rock Climbing and Scrambling

Do heights make your shutter with fear? Read this.

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9 Tips for Aspen Viewing in Colorado

Get the local scoop on how to enjoy the fall season in the Colorado Rockies.

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Meg aka Fox is a 30-something true-born adventurer and enthusiastic storyteller. Exploration pulses through her veins. As an avid outdoors enthusiast and world traveler she's determined to discover the remote corners of the planet. She'd rather be dirty than done up.

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