REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR OUR 2018 SUMMIT SEASON!!
Support, training and community to hike your first 14er!
If Colorado is known for one thing, it is the Rocky Mountains and the 54 fourteen thousand foot peaks so many hikers, weekend warriors and outdoor lovers attempt to summit each summer.
Hiking up and down a 14er is almost a right of passage in Colorado these days and rightly so; standing on top of a peak, taking in the view of the surrounding snow capped peaks and the world unfolded before you and that exhilarating feeling of accomplishment is a once in a lifetime experience.
We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered up with Switchback Chics of Colorado to provide some free training hikes and group summit this season!
Mount Bierstadt September 15th
After we conquer the peak we will meet for lunch to celebrate at local historic Colorado restaurants like the famous Beau Jo’s pizza in Idaho Springs.
Don’t live in Colorado?
Follow the program on your own (or with friends and family) and then join us for the summit!
In 2018, we are requiring that you attend at least 1 training hike AND the clinic in order to be eligible to attend the group summit. Hiking up and down a 14 thousand peak is not to be taken lightly, last year we had a record amount of deaths on our mountains due to inexperience or lack of planning. We take what we do seriously and we want you to too! Neglecting to train properly or not being prepared not only jeopardizes your safety and ability to summit but that of the other paid members of the group too.
There will be exceptions for those who participated in last year’s program or are training from out of state.
Training hikes, clinic and summit= FREE!
Clinic date TBA on gear: boots, poles, packs what to wear, pack, eat, how to handle technical descents, pacing, etc.
—-> Please note that due to safety issues and to reduce the impact on the trail, we are capping the # of people for each training hike AND for the summit hike. L2S members and training package participants will have first dibs on spots which will be VERY limited! Sign up early!
Looking for some extra support and camaraderie?
Check out our training package which includes:
- 6 week training plan (to complete on your own or with friends)
- 2 recommended strength workouts a week
- 3 recommended cardio workouts a week (including hikes at specific trails across the front range)
- 5 pack punch card to attend live weekly stair-climbing workout/bootcamp class at Red Rocks Amphitheatre between June-September 1st. View schedule now HERE.
- Video/power point presentation and gear checklist for summit day
- Online support: access to our private facebook members only page until summit day where we post regular training articles, workouts and where you can connect with other women to train/hike with!
- Guaranteed spot for summit day hike
——–> This package is great if you are also looking to hike a 14er on your own before our group summit date. We will send you everything you need to know to train and prepare properly for a safe and fun summit!
*L2S members save %15 or more on all our programs and clinics!! Learn more about membership HERE.
Training hike locations and dates:
We’ve handpicked training hikes that include the types of terrain you will encounter on your summit: steep inclines/descents, loose rock and scree, large boulder fields, and some at high altitude. Our expert guides will provide tips for tackling whatever you encounter on the trail so you feel confident on our summit hike!
Saturday, June 16th at Mount Morrison: More details/RSVP here
Saturday, July 21st at Bear Peak (Boulder) More details/RSVP HERE
Sunday, August 12th at Mount Herman (Monument)
Saturday, September 1st at Chief Mountain
**Please note that due to safety issues and to reduce the impact on the trail, we are capping the # of people for each training hike AND for the summit hike. L2S members and training package participants will have first dibs on spots which will be VERY limited! Sign up early!
Congrats to everyone who completed our “Hike a 14er” courses in 2016 and 2017!
View pictures from all of our adventures HERE