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Climbing a 14er: 5 Lessons to Remember

Uniquely painful muscles were just one thing I wished I’d recalled about high-altitude hiking before tackling Grays and Torreys peaks last month. Climbing rock-strewn mountains like Colorado’s iconic 14,000-foot summits can take time to plan. And I’m not the best when it comes to scheduling adventure.

Keep these 5 things in mind, whether you’re preparing for a 14er for the first time or the 10th.

By Julie Kailus 

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