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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 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


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


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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