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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5 Mental Tips for Climbing a 14er or 13er

If you’re not questioning why you like to wake up at an ungodly hour to subject yourself to intense physical torture at high altitudes, then you aren’t doing it right.

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In Search of Dawn Patrol

There’s a special breed who live for dawn. While you’re asleep we tip-toe out of bed. We yearn for the unspeakable hour. A 2am wakeup call means nothing. There’s anticipation in the air when we lace up our boots by headlamp; our foggy breath obscuring our vision. A morning cup of joe high in the mountains sounds like the perfect coffee date. Nothing beats skiing a fresh line of powder shortly after sunrise. The pyramid shadow of the mountain points us to the next horizon. We live by the sun. We are dawn patrol.

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Hiking Mt Guyot a Colorado 13er: Trip Report

There’s an easy way and a hard way up Guyot. We decided to take the challenging route up the east ridge. Class 2+ and 3 scrambles gaining 1,800′ in a little more than a mile. Nothing quite says leg burn like a steep uphill rock scramble.

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