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In Ice Axe We Trust | April 16, 2014

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Blanca Peak, September 2011

April 15, 2014 |

One of the earliest lessons learned in mountaineering is to always have yourself prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Depending on the season we are climbing, we generally know what these things can entail.Read More

Northwest Ridge Route, Blanca Peak

April 13, 2014 |

Time of year to climb: All year, more popular in summer. Route: Northwest Ridge Route, Blanca Peak. Trail distance: Variable (depending on 4-wheel drive skills). Elevation change (estimate): 6,500 feet.Read More

Blanca Peak

April 11, 2014 |

In a state known for tall mountains, Blanca Peak still stands taller than most. At 14,345 feet, Blanca Peak is the fourth highest mountain in Colorado, and is located in the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains.Read More

Gannett Peak

April 8, 2014 |

Gannett Peak may not be the most famous peak in Wyoming, but, at 13,804 feet it is the tallest mountain in the state.Read More

Fire Access Road Route, Rogers Peak

April 3, 2014 |

Time of year to climb: All year. Route: Fire Access Road Route, Rogers Peak. Trail distance: 3 miles round trip (estimated). Elevation change: 1,800 feet.Read More

Wildrose Peak Trail, Wildrose Peak

April 1, 2014 |

Time of year to climb: All year. Route: Wildrose Peak Trail, Wildrose Peak. Trail distance:  8.4 miles round trip. Elevation change: 2,200 feet.Read More

Wildrose Peak

March 31, 2014 |

Wildrose Peak is a peak located in the Panamint Range of Death Valley National Park, and is 9,064 feet high.Read More

Humphreys Peak Winter Gear List

March 25, 2014 |

Recently, I had the opportunity to climb Humphreys Peak with two of our IIAWT co-hosts, @jestheccc and @moosefish. The three main things I knew before the climb were that we would be following the standard Humphreys Peak Trail as much … Read More