Aubrie Mindock

Professional skier, author of "When I Saw Heaven" and "Back Up On Skis," Olympic hopeful

Climb the 14ers

My state of Colorado has mountains called 14ers. The 14ers are mountains that are 14,000 feet or higher. Climbing them is a popular thing to do and it seems that just about everyone living in the state has climbed at least one! 

I love climbing mountains, especially the 14ers. My father and I climbed Mt. Quandary when I was only 10 years old. Many kids younger than I was climb with their parents. The youngest I have seen out there was only 5 years old and that little girl did summit! 

If you are planning to vacation in Colorado don't be afraid to check out a 14er! Even if you don't want to climb it you can always hike around the mountains. 

I am planning on climbing all 14,000 foot mountains. I still have a ways to go but I'll get it done! If you want to see my climbing adventures come check out my Twitter page at skieraubrie