Mountain Trip’s Friends
High quality friends, around the world!
Mountain Trip has always felt more like a family than a company, a family within a village of like-minded friends and kindred spirits. We’d like to introduce you to some of the other villagers…
Patagonia, Our Choice for Mountain Clothing
Patagonia’s Mission statement speaks volumes: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Patagonia has shown that you can make “doing the right thing” a sound business model. They make awesome clothing for the types of trips that we run, as well as darn good looking casual clothes. They have invested in some of the most cutting edge social and environmental programs in the industry and we think they are great! www.patagonia.com
Black Diamond, Equipment for Alpinists
Mountain Trip is proud to support Black Diamond, Ltd. The mission of Black Diamond is to design, manufacture and bring to market innovative technical products that answer the real needs of passionate climbers and skiers. To be one with the sports they serve and indistinguishable from them. To focus their tireless efforts on the protection and preservation of the wild country we depend on for solace, recreation and our business. What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer in 1957 has grown into a global company that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. We feel that they really act responsibly and make some great gear! www.blackdiamondequipment.com
Mountain Trip is proud to be in partnership with La Sportiva. La Sportiva boots have been keeping the feet of our guides and many of our climbers warm for years and we believe in their products. We pursued this partnership solely because we found that most of our guides were wearing their products while trail running, pulling down on rock routes, scratching up frigid ice lines and in the big mountains. Obviously, you should choose the boot that best fits your foot, but we encourage you to consider La Sportiva boots and shoes, as they work great for us. www.sportiva.com
Climber owned Talkeetna Air Taxi (TAT) has been shuttling climbers in and out of the Alaska Range for decades. We choose to fly with them because of the unparalleled level of service that they have consistently provided us and because they now feel like family. Paul Roderick is the Director of Operations and his staff includes some of the most skilled pilots flying in the bush. If you have extra time on your hands in Alaska, definitely take a scenic flight into the Alaska Range. We get to see a small slice of the Range on our flights to and from the mountain, but there is so much more to see! www.talkeetnaair.com
San Juan Mountain Guides / Southwest Adventure Guides
Our good friend Nate Disser recently merged San Juan Mountain Guides and SWAG, and now offers comprehensive and professional instruction and guiding throughout SW Colorado. They offer year round rock, ice and mountain guiding and instruction in and outside of Ouray Colorado and are the concessionaire guide service in the world famous Ouray Ice Park. Nate and many of his guides his lead guidesalso guide for us in Alaska and are really fun to climb with. We collaborate on many trips together, including mountaineering courses in CO and down in Ecuador. www.ourayclimbing.com
Telluride Adaptive Sports Program
TASP has been an institution in the Telluride region since 1995. This non-profit organization provides ski instruction and year round outdoor therapeutic and adventure opportunities to people with disabilities. In 2009, we teamed up with TASP to run an “Alaska Adventure” trip that enabled disabled athletes to join us in the Alaska Range for ski mountaineering and glacier travel instruction. The trip was such a success that we ran two more such adventures in 2010 another in 2011 and will continue to offer this unique opportunity on a yearly basis. www.tellurideadaptivesports.org
Forty Below® overboots are used on expeditions to the world’s highest and coldest places since 1973. Proven in 40 below and colder environments, these are the most trusted overboots in the world! Our mission is warm feet and happy toes! Joel Attaway is a long-time friend of ours and a connoisseur of cold places. If you have any fit questions, or want information on how to keep your beer cold, call Joel!
If you visit his site, be sure to read Todd’s guide tip on using “pee bottles” in cold environments under this link. www.40below.com