Mountaineering and Denali Prep Courses
Colorado offers excellent terrain in which to teach mountaineering skills applicable to a big, glaciated peak—and (for most people) it’s much easier to access than Alaska. While the high alpine mountains surrounding Telluride don’t hold glaciers on their flanks, we can still practice glacier travel, rescue, and risk mitigation techniques in slightly lower consequence terrain. The San Juan Mountains also offer a great opportunity to test fitness at altitude and practice many of the skills necessary for a big mountain objective.
Our highly experienced AMGA trained or certified guides share knowledge they have learned over years guiding mountains in Alaska, South America, and the Himalaya to teach a curriculum designed to help the novice mountaineers learn the skills required to travel competently in an alpine environment. Climbers are welcome to travel on either backcountry skis, splitboard or snowshoes.
All of our courses are booked on a private basis, and are highly customizable. If you have a list of skills or objectives you’d like to accomplish, let us know and we’ll create the ideal course for you!