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    Tim,
    Thanks for the advice, and I already have that book and am working my way through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelNino View Post
    Ha, evertime I read about mountianeering (rereading 'No Shortcuts to the Top'....need more books) I get the urge to start training to do more than a hike up.
    Get any of Dave Roberts books (co-author of No Shortcuts). They are all really great reads and are largely focused on climbing in Alaska rather than the usual Himalayan fare (not that reading about Everest isn't great as well). His latest mountaineering book is "On the Ridge Between Life and Death" and is a life retrospective. Some of his older work like "Deborah" and "The Mountain of my Fear" are out of print I think but you can probably still find used copies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrad Fischroy View Post
    Hey, there is a list of about 54 peaks here in Colorado that they say can be somewhat challenging (as well as a bunch more under 14K that I prefer)
    do you have any links to websites that talk about these mountains in colorado? i would love to get out to co at some point and do some hiking but have no idea about any of the mtns there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tar Heel View Post
    do you have any links to websites that talk about these mountains in colorado? i would love to get out to co at some point and do some hiking but have no idea about any of the mtns there
    Here's a good place to start: http://www.14ers.com/

    And a couple from hikers:
    http://www.theronwelch.com/mountains...ners/14ers.htm
    http://www.rexheadd.com/colorado/14ers/index.html
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    I'd recommend a guide book if you actually make it out to Colorado.

    You have a lot of options for climbs. Many 14er's are relatively easy walk-ups. Others offer great spring and early summer snow climbs or world class climbing routes. Also some great scrambling routes that don't require ropes, but will make you wish you had one.
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