The gear required will be dependent on the trip and the time of year. For easier climbs only basic backpacking gear is required. More technical climbs may require additional pieces of gear such as crampons, ice axes, helmets, etc... The required gear specific to your trip will be gone over with you before the trip is booked. If you need any help or have any questions at all about the gear required please do not hesitate to ask us here -
Your trip must be booked and confirmed at least 30 days before departure. We recommend booking well in advance to have a better chance at getting your desired dates. All payments must be made prior to departure and no refunds will be given after we begin our climb. We request that any cancellations be made 7 days before the departure date. Payments can be made via cash, check, or online via paypal. -
The weather in the mountains can be unpredictable and can change multiple times in a day. Basic rain gear and warm clothes are always required. Any cancellations due to weather must be made prior to departure. If we start our trip up the mountain, but can not summit due to dangerous weather conditions there is no refunds.
While your safety is our foremost concern, it is not guaranteed. The activities which we guide have inherent risks.
Studies on risk management in the backcountry indicate that it is not only the mastery of technical skills but leadership qualities, such as judgment, decision making, and positive interpersonal dynamics, that strongly correlate to safe and enjoyable trips in the backcountry. Of course, things can go wrong despite the best efforts possible. Our guides are all highly trained and ready for any situations that may occur, they are all Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified, but you will share the risks inherent in the mountain environment and will be required to sign a waiver of liability. Also, each trip begins with a safety talk which you will be expected to listen closely to and take seriously.