Sleeping on the Summits

Colorado Fourteener High Bivys

  • 192 pages
  • Colorado Mountain Club
  • 978-1-937052-28-7
  • Jun 15, 2015

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Sleeping on the Summits: Colorado Fourteener High Bivys chronicles a project never done before: Mountain geographer Dr. Jon Kedrowski slept on the summits of all 54 Colorado Fourteeners—staying on the summit from sunset to sunrise.

Roughly 750,000 people attempt to climb a Colorado Fourteener each year. Of those climbers, the majority start pre-dawn to avoid deadly afternoon thunderstorms. Now imagine doing just the opposite—climbing during the stormiest part of each day and then sleeping on every Fourteener summit, from sunset to sunrise, in 95 days. With striking photography and expert analysis, the authors explain how they tracked and dodged storms above tree line, climbed with maximum efficiency, and were treated to 54 stunning sunsets and sunrises while perched at over 14,000 feet.


  • 192 pages
  • Colorado Mountain Club
  • 978-1-937052-28-7
  • Jun 15, 2015

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