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Peak Internet Marketing LLC ™ and and other related phrases are trade marks and service marks of Louis Dawson, trading as a sole proprietor, D.B.A. PEAK INTERNET MARKETING LLC, located in the states of Washington and Colorado. Copyright of this website and claim of trademark by Louis Dawson and PEAK INTERNET MARKETING LLC ™, 1996, 1997,1998,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 2020 and ever after.

PEAK INTERNET MARKETING LLC ™, and are trade and service marks of Louis Dawson, hereby claimed as a trademark by virtue of established use related to website publishing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, outdoor recreation, video publishing, mountain artwork, writing, photography, opinion writing, and more.

All images, designs, and material (including but not limited to all written content by all authors and/or creators) in this web site are protected by a compilation copyright held by Louis Dawson and Peak Internet Marketing LLC™. No images, material or designs in this web site may be used and/or published elsewhere without written authorization of the creator. Contact Peak Internet Marketing LLC or the site Webmaster to contact creators and obtain rights to items found in this web site. For such contact, use our contact option in our site menu.

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Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's personal website. Lou's passion for the past 50 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about ski touring and is known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners.

All material on this website is copyrighted, the names Louis Dawson and Lou Dawson are used here for authorship and content creation and are trademarked, permission required for reproduction (electronic or otherwise) and display on other websites. PLEASE SEE OUR COPYRIGHT and TRADEMARK INFORMATION.

We include "affiliate sales" links within this website. This means we receive a percentage of a sale if you click to a shopping cart from our site (at no cost to you). We also sell display "banner" advertising.

Ski Touring and mountaineering are dangerous. You may be killed or severely injured if you do any form of ski mountaineering, skimo randonnee and randonnée skiing. The information, news and opinion on this website is intended only as general information. Due to human error and passing time, the information, text and images contained within this website may be inaccurate, false, or out-of-date. By using, reading or viewing the information provided on this website, you agree to absolve the owners of as well as content contributors of any liability for injuries or losses incurred while using such information. Furthermore, you agree to use any of this website's information, maps, photos, or binding mounting instructions templates at your own risk, and waive owners and contributors of liability for use of said items for ski touring or any other use.