climbing fourteeners colorado

14er Winter Peak Ascent


  • Available daily


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  • Mt. Arkansas, 13795'
  • Mt. Democrat, 14148'
  • Handies Peak, 14048'
  • Redcloud Peak, 14034'
  • Sunshine Peak, 14001'


  • Mt. Arkansas, the Gendarme: $950 (1 - 2 people, 1 day)
  • Included: Private guiding, permit fees, climbing gear
  • Not included: Transportation, alcohol, extraneous expenses.


All Abilities

Experience Level

Intermediate or better

Challenge yourself to over 14,000 feet of elevation gain on one of Apex’s fourteener ascents! Colorado offers the greatest number of fourteener summits in North America, making it the perfect destination for adventurers and enthusiasts alike.

In the summer season, our teams pack in by foot and approach the west face of Mt. Democrat, a complex and difficult climb. Enjoy spectacular views as your guide educates you about efficient movement skills, then practice technical mountaineering skills as you advance toward the summit.

Our winter fourteener ascents of Mt. Democrat are a full scale mountaineering operations. Skin or snowshoe to approach your route, then review avalanche, self-arrest, and rescue techniques with your guide. Rope up and begin your technical ascent with the promise of bagging a high altitude peak.

A fourteener ascent with Apex is for everyone up for a challenge; no prior experience required. Climb a fourteener to gain experience and push for higher mountains, such Apex’s international summit series.

Sound a little daunting? Check out with Apex’s summit of Mt. Arkansas.

Itinerary may be modified on custom trips.

Included:  Private guiding, permit fees, climbing gear.

Not Included:  Airfare and associated fees, meals, alcohol, costs not related to the expedition, transportation and other costs, upgrades, itinerary modifications, unforeseen and previously unidentified costs.

What to bring: *season dictates clothing and gear

  • Beacon (rental available)
  • Light soft shell waterproof/Gortex hiking pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm, insulated jacket
  • Synthetic or wool tops (short and long sleeve) 2 each
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear (thin)
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear (medium)
  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Sunglasses/goggles
  • Brimmed or warm hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal hygiene items
  • 40+ Liter backpack
  • Chap stick- with spf protection
  • Water bottles/camelbak/Platypus at least 4+ liters
  • Food and high energy snacks

You may also want to consider:

  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Mineral supplements and electrolyte additives for water
  • Personal medications: consult with your physician for recommendations, which may include Asprin, Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Imodium
  • Antacids
  • Band-Aids
  • Hand warmers
  • Hot liquid
  • Extra gloves
  • Water bottle or camelbak tube insulator

Apex provides:

  • Climbing gear
  • Group first aid kit
  • Professional guide(s)
  • Instruction
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering Boots-crampon compatible

Participant Forms:

If you wish to complete your participant forms in advance, download and print out the pdf below. Complete both pages for each participant, and give to your guide at the beginning of your trip.


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