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Activities

About the activities and preferred seasons

Ski Touring & Ski Mountaineering

 

Ski Touring Involves the use of alpine touring skis/snowboard, where one typically searches for the best slopes and snow quality (while studying snow conditions) for a fun day of skiing

 

Ski Mountaineering involves climbing peaks and skiing/snowboarding off them afterwards. These peaks can involve technical climbing, rappelling, or technical skiing ability, and can range in levels of difficulty depending on your experience and skiing ability

 

Locations guided: Utah, Washington, Alaska, California

Internationally: Japan, India, Chile, Ecuador, Greenland, Iceland, Argentina

 

Typical seasons

Late November-April out of Salt Lake City UT

Late February-Mid April out of Valdez, AK

April/May on Sierra Classic Ski Mountaineering

April-June on Washington Volcanoes

 

January-March for Japan
 

January-March for Gulmarg, India

September-October for Chile Volcanos

Year round possibilities exist for skiing in Ecuador, we had great success in October though

Mountaineering

Mountaineering involves climbing up peaks, and then walking back down.  This process can involve everything from glacier travel with harnesses, ropes, crampons, and ice axes, to rock scrambling or climbing depending on the difficulty of the climb.   

 

Locations guided: Washington (Mount Baker, Mount Shuksan, Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, among others)

Alaska, and internationally in Nepal

 

Trip dates: May-September

Canyoneering

Traveling through canyons using a variety of techniques that may include activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, rappelling, and swimming through some of the most pristine areas of the Southwest US.  This sport involves traveling through canyons carved by water, sometimes using ropes and wet/drysuits. A careful understanding of canyon weather allows for travel in what can be very dangerous country.  

 

Locations Guided: Grand Staircase-Escalante region of Southern Utah

 

Trip dates: late March-May

September-October-November

Kilimanjaro High Altitude Summit Climb (19,341')

 

Kilimanjaro is located in the North of Tanzania near the Kenyan border and rises over 16,000 feet above the surrounding plains to a height of 19,341'.  Typical programs to summit Kilimanjaro involve a 7 or 8 day trip length, to allow adaquate time for acclimatization.  With local staff, we will set out each morning with only about 10-15 pounds in a day pack, while the rest of your gear is shuttled to the next camp by local staff.  An average day on Kilimanjaro involves approximately 5-7 hours of walking and 2000-2500 feet of elevation gain.  Summit day, however begins at or before midnight (usually), in an attempt to make it to the crater before sunrise, which many people find is a very successful way to climb to the summit.

 

Routes guided Machame, Lemosho, Rongai 

Please contact for more info, or if you are interested in climbing Kilimajaro with an American experienced in High Altitude medicine, Kilimanjaro logistics, and all things necessary for a successful trip

 

Trip Dates: December-February

June-early September

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