Summit a 13,000 ft alpine peak, under the supervision of a guide. This course is a worthwhile addition to our learn to climb a 14er webinar,  but you can take this course on its own as well. Mt. Guyot is located between Fairplay, and Breckenridge, CO. Easy access, a nearby campground, steep ridges, and breathtaking views makes this alpine area a welcome escape during the summer months. 

Details

Minimum Eligibility Criteria: No experience necessary

 

Length: 

Day 1 – Skills day (Full day)

Day 2- Climbing day (Full day)

 

Maximum Ratio: 6 participants, 1 guide

 

Minimum Age: Under 18 will need written consent from parent/guardian

 

Skills Covered
  • Personal gear selection for mountaineering
  • Use of crampons and ice axe
  • Minimum-impact travel techniques
  • Efficient movement on moderate rock and snow covered terrain
  • Knots, belaying, simple anchors, and stance management
  • Risk awareness and avoidance techniques
  • Technical ascent
Add a photo package
Professional Climbing Photography

Jonathon Davidson is a professional climbing photographer based out of the Denver area and is the owner of Nomad Life Photography. He uses rigging and big wall techniques to get unbelievable shots from the air.

Does Include:

 

•13er Guide

•Helmet if needed
•We can provide a backpack if you do not have one

    Does Not Include:

    • Food
    • Transportation
    • Lodging
    • Trip/cancellation Insurance
    • Non-technical Personal Items – clothing, pack, sunglasses, etc
    • Rescue Insurance
    • Park Entrance Fees (if applicable)
    • Guide Gratuity
    • Unforeseen costs incurred outside of the control of SAI

    Summit Ascents International supplies all technical climbing gear, harnesses, helmets, locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices.  We encourage you to bring your own personal climbing equipment (harness, helmet, shoes, belay device) if you have it. 

     

    Footwear 
    •Either hiking boots, or Trail running shoes
    •An extra pair of synthetic or wool socks
     
    Upper
    •Fleece or lightweight down sweater
    •Lightweight wind shell or Water proof rain jacket
    •-Short-sleeved shirt
    •-(Optional) Sun hoody
     
    Bottom
    •Synthetic long pants or short
     
    Pack
    •25-35L Backpack
     
    Other
    •Baseball cap 
    •Water – 2 liters of water at least!
    •Food – (approx. 1500-2000 calories) sandwiches, fruit, energy bars, jerky, Gels, butters
    •Sunglasses
    •Sunblock
    •Lipbalm
    •Camera if you prefer

    -Camera

    RISK MANAGEMENT

    Risk management is SAI’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains such as avalanches, ice fall, rock fall, inclement weather, and high winds, but they cannot eliminate them. SAI guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.

    FAQ

    Q:What am I responsible to bring?

    A: Each one of course pages has information on what to bring under the tab “Price Includes”. We will also send you additional info on how to prepare for your guided day once via email once we have received your payment. 

     

    Q:How fit should I be for my course?

    A: Our courses vary from absolute beginner to more advanced techniques on the sharp end.  While a base level of fitness (moderate hiking) is generally necessary to get to the climb, all courses can be tweaked to match your level of fitness.

     

    Q: What if the weather is bad and we need to cancel/reschedule?

    A: Read our cancellation policy on our policies page.

     

    Q: Do I need to have prior climbing experience?

    A: Each course/objective has different experience requirements. This information can be found under the Prerequisites tab at the bottom of our course pages.  For example, you do not need any prior experience to enroll in our Intro to Mountaineering Course but would need some prior climbing experience to participate in our Learn to Lead Trad Course. 

     

    Q: Is there an age minimum? Can I bring my kids?

    A: No, there is not an age minimum and yes you can bring your kids! However, there are some courses where children would not be suitable. You can find more information under the “course details” tab on our course pages. Also, check out our custom guiding options where we can create custom itinerary for you and your family. 

     

    Q: Will I need transportation to get to the climb?

    A: Yes, we do not provide transportation. We encourage carpooling with other course participants whenever possible though to save the environment and parking space! Meeting times and locations will be sent out via email once you have booked a course with us. 

     

    Q: Do you offer lodging options?

    A: No. We offer recommended lodging options and sometimes discounted rates depending on the course or trip. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about lodging!



    POLICIES

    Please review our cancellation policy here.

     

    Advanced registration is required to book this course. We have a limited amount of guides and book up regularly. Simply book online if you’re ready to secure a date or, give us a call during business hours if you have any questions.