Tech Tip Video: Belay From The Top

At Apex Mountain School, outdoor education is our passion. Whether skiing in the backcountry or climbing in the Vail Valley and beyond, the opportunity to share our knowledge and experience with clients is what we value most.  To show our appreciation...

Fitness Conditioning for Mountaineering

Fitness conditioning for mountaineering becomes an even greater focus for me as winter gains momentum and the snow continues to fly. In preparation for a winter of guiding backcountry ski touring and mountaineering, as well as leading avalanche education courses, i...

A Rock Climbing Guide’s Perspective

A Rock Climbing Guide’s Perspective Fall in Vail is an exceptional time to climb, and not just because of the beautiful aspens changing and coloring every mountain side a burning yellow. The shaded crags, or climbing areas, like Roof Rock and Gilman Canyon can be...

Ropes That Rule

Our Edelweiss Supereverdry Curve Unicore workhorse holds a place of honor in our office. Ropes: 60m, 70m Edelweiss Supereverdry Curve Unicore 9.8mm Rope When these ropes first arrived in their cardboard mailing box, our guides ripped the tape open, removed the two 60m...