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Josh Jespersen sets new Colorado 14er speed record

In 1991, Lou Dawson, of Wild Snow fame, became the first person to ski all of Colorado’s 14ers over a period of 13 years. As of May 21, ski-mountaineer and Navy SEAL Josh Jespersen scaled them all in less than five months.

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Gear

It’s what’s on the inside that counts: A Master Bootfitter’s guide to footbeds and liners

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My Kit: Seven Essentials for The Sierra High Way

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My Kit: Nine Tools for Ski Mountaineering in Montana’s Tobacco Roots

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