Shane Jordan on the summit of Mt Elbert in Colorado

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  • Absolutely hands-down-must-have band aid blister cushions!
  • Extra pair of socks, food, water, clothes.
  • Iodine tablets.
  • Headlamp and extra batteries.
  • Sun protection: sunglasses, sun protective clothes, sunscreen
  • Knife and gear repair kit.
  • Fire: matches, lighter and tinder.
  • Shelter, carried at all times.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Navigation: map, compass, personal location beacon or satellite messenger.
  • A piece of tape : ) see the summit story “A Gift” written by Shane Jordan.
  • Start early – the hiking rule of thumb is to be off the summit by noon. Work backwards to calculate your start time.
  • Wear layers.
  • Break-in your boots.
  • Just keep going.
  • Do your research.
  • Torreys Peak – poster pin #2 – 14,267ft
  • Grays Peak – poster pin #3 – 14,270ft
  • Mt Bierstadt – poster pin #4 – 14,060ft
  • Quandary Peak – poster pin #7 – 14,265ft
  • Mt Elbert – poster pin #14 – 14,433ft