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May 7, 2024

Wildfire Mitigation and the Huts

How the TMDHA continues to adapt to a changing climate and elevated risk   On December 30, 2021, authorities received a call about a small grass fire outside of Superior, Colorado. Less than 12 hours later, the Marshall Fire burned more than 1,000 homes, becoming the state’s most destructive in terms of structures lost. Witnesses […]

Oct 12, 2023

Carbon Offsets

Can I purchase carbon offsets for my upcoming hut trip? At 10th Mtn, we love helping our community organize their upcoming hut trips. From first-timers planning a night out to experienced users embarking on multi-day, multi-hut adventures, we’re always happy to help plan, answer questions, and offer ideas. One topic that we’re increasingly asked about […]

Mar 16, 2023

Update - Winter 23'

March 2023 – An update on 10th Mountain’s Sustainability Initiatives Anyone who has ever booked a hut trip in the early winter season has invariably asked themselves the question: will there be enough snow on the trail to get to the hut? It’s a valid concern. We’re losing a little bit more of winter every […]

Feb 10, 2023

Sustainable Hut Trips

Sustainable Hut Trips Are you organizing an upcoming hut trip and looking for ways to make it as sustainable as possible? Consider some of these options to streamline your packing, conserve resources, and keep your footprint small. Burn less wood. Did you know that the wood stoves in the huts are the most significant contributor to […]

Apr 26, 2022

Interview with Auden Schendler

As our 30+-year neighbor in the Roaring Fork Valley and hut user (his most memorable hut trip included an overnight bivy while leading a group of students), Auden Schendler is a valued resource when it comes to climate change education and activism. As Senior Vice President of Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company and former board […]

Feb 20, 2022

In the field with Tenth Mountain Division Hut Association veteran Scott Messina

If you’ve followed a trail to a 10th Mountain hut, burned wood in one of the hut’s woodstoves, or appreciated a hut’s cleanliness, you most likely have Scott Messina or his proteges to thank. No other Coloradan knows the huts better than Messina, a 36-year 10th Mountain Division Hut Association hut caretaker, former field supervisor […]

Jan 19, 2022

Planning a Sustainable Hut Trip with Christy Mahon

Aspen local Christy Mahon is a woman of many talents. She’s a board member of 10th Mountain Division Hut Association, the Development Director of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, a ski mountaineer, ultramarathoner, and mentor to Elsie Weiss, one of the youngest women to ski a 14er. Mahon was nominated for the Sportswomen of Colorado […]

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