The Mountains of the American West are a place where history, adventure, and the environment interest in uniquely powerful ways. I started The Next Summit to help people learn about the mountains, stay safe while exploring them, and leave no trace for the next generation. With more people visiting the mountains with each passing year, more people are able to experience the thrill of hike or climb. However, it is also increasing our impact on fragile mountain ecosystems and volunteer search and rescue crews as well. Your support, no matter how big or small, will help me get more free resources into the hands of those who need them to build awareness and educate those heading into the hills. Thank you for your generous support for the mountains. Safe travels on the trail!