Learn the techniques necessary to adventure in High Alpine Terrain
Learn to pack your backpack, plan your food, and adjust your boots for optimal comfort and safety. Introduction to navigation through map and compass work and exploring useful apps and other resources.
1:30pm – 4:30pm
- Equipment included
Private Instruction available July 1 – October 15
Summit prep or equivalent experience
Attempt to summit Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado! Experience the adventures of the Alpine environment with a professional guide. Be prepared for a long day with incredible views and plenty of fresh air.
TBD based on current weather forecast. But expect an early start
- FREE camping at RMOC
- Lunch Included
We offer private instruction on a variety of mountain travel topics in customizable programs upon request. Please see the list below for possible topics and our ideal length of time to cover the applicable material. Curricula can be customized to meet your goals!
Pre-Dawn until the mission is finished.
$500/1 person, $600/2 people, $250/person for 3+ people
9 am – 4 pm
$450/1 person, $525/2 people, $200/person for 3+ people
Ski Mountaineering – 1+ days
Take a guided trip or learn how to do this on your own. Accessing peaks over 13,000 via ski/splitboard to ride 4000’+ of challenging lines.
Glacier Travel – 2 Days
Introduction to or review of traveling in roped teams, including knots, group management, communication, and rescue skills.
Navigation – 1 Day
Beginner or advanced skills using topographic map, compass, GPS, and terrain association.
Mountaineering Basics – 3 days
Two days of skill building- one focused on safe, expedient snow/glacier travel and one focused on efficiently moving through rock. Day three is taking the skills into the field for an attempt.
Advanced Mountaineering – 7 Days
Build skills in managing groups on the ice, snow, and rock as well as advanced rescue practice. Course is field-based and includes multiple attempts on local peaks.