Something that many of us who enjoy hiking in Colorado do to challenge ourselves is to see how many of the state’s 14-thousand foot mountains we can climb. Since moving back to Colorado in November 2011, I have concentrated mostly on completing local hikes in the Colorado Springs area in 2012 which are featured here on this site. However, in 2013 my New Year’s Resolution was to make a big push to summit at least ten 14ers by the end of the year. I think like many people the biggest challenge I have is not really the mountains, but getting the time available away from work and family obligations to hike up these peaks. My first year climbing 14ers I was able to exceed my goal and summit sixteen 14ers. In 2014 I am setting my goal to be fourteen 14ers for 2014 which will put me at a grand total of thirty 14ers by the end of the year. My first started by completing most of the easy 14ers and this year they are getting harder, but I love the challenge and the time in the mountains that climbing 14ers offers.
Below is a list of the officially recognized 14ers and some un-ranked peaks from the website 14ers.com which is the authority on everything having to do with climbing the state’s highest mountains. The link to each peak takes you to the page on the 14ers.com website that profiles that mountain. Below the name of each mountain that I have reached the summit of I have put an additional link that will take you to the posting describing my climb up the mountain.
So far I have completed:
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For those visiting this page I would love to hear how many 14ers you have climbed? I would also love to hear which peak you have climbed that has been the most difficult for you so far? Check back periodically to see my progress as I climb Colorado’s 14ers.