Posts in Mountaineering
7 Tips to Hiking and Summiting Your First Fourteener Mountain

7 Tips to Hiking & Summiting Your First Fourteener | Some consider climbing a 14er one of the ultimate hiking achievements, and there are over 96 total 14,000 ft. peaks in the United States! In this post I review planning, training, and 7 tips to set yourself up for a successful summit of a 14er mountain. With a bit of planning and training, you'll reach heights you never thought were imaginable! | shedreamsofalpine.com

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Your Ultimate Guide to Climbing Mount Shasta via Avalanche Gulch - California Fourteener

I have this goal, to climb all 15 of the California peaks over 14,000'. They're called "the 14'ers". I haven't really set a timeline for my goal, because I figure I'll be living in California for a while, but I got to thinking at the beginning of this year how I've almost been living here 5 years already and have only climbed 1 of the California 14'ers. I've climbed some 14'ers in Colorado, Washington and Utah, but only 1 in California. So I've planned out to accomplish few of them this year to get the ball rolling again. Mount Shasta was the 1st on the agenda this year.

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Training Update: End of 8 week Transition Period, Beginning of a 16 week Base Period

I bet you were thinking I'd have given up on my training experiment by now (using the methods and program described by the book Training for the New Alpinism). Although I missed a couple of planned days here and there, I mostly stuck to my 8 week transition period plan. Woo hoo! And shame on you for not believing in me.

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Ben Lomond Mountain, There and Back Again

Not all who suffer do so unwillingly. In fact, last weekend I spent 14 hours with about 20 or so people who chose to spend their Saturday's doing that exact thing. Suffering. The Utah Climbing Club. The group of people I look forward to seeing once a month to suffer with somewhere on a mountain in pursuit of summits. Summits that don't necessarily mean much to anyone except for ourselves, and they only mean so much to us because of the hard work and sweat we put into achieving them.

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Winter Ascent of Grays Peak, Colorado

I must seem like a crazy person. Who in their right mind would drive 15 hours on a Friday to spend 14 long hard hours on a winter ascent of a mountain on Saturday and then drive back 15 hours Sunday? Welp, three of us thought it was a good idea I guess... and despite the mountain kicking our butts, I'd say it was (mostly) worth it.

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Winter Ascent Mountaineers Route to Mount Whitney, Highest Peak in the Lower 48

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Such is Mount Whitney. This mountain challenged me so much, that it has taken a little over a week now for me to spend energy writing about it. I literally took all of last week off to be lazy and even went to Vegas this past weekend for a complete change of pace.

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An Everest Ridge First Attempt - Mt. Timpanogos, Utah

Last weekend I did something pretty out of my league, and it was awesome! Except that I can admit that it took me full circle to come back to that conclusion. I will explain later. I joined a club this year called Utah Climbing Club per my coworker's suggestion to help me achieve some awesome things and see some new amazing places. This was my first event I've been able to attend, Everest Ridge in Utah on Mt. Timpanogos.

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