Lowering a Climber in Guide Mode

How to Lower a Climber From Above Using an Assisted Braking Device Click the Image Below to View the Video: Apex guide David is back with another How-to Tech Tip! In the last video, we learned how to belay a climber from the top of a climb, now let’s learn how to...

Apex Mountain School’s Newest Partner

Apex Mountain School Has a New Partner in Town! Apex Mountain School is excited to announce our newest partnership! After many years of patronage with the Vail Valley’s favorite local eatery, Avon Bakery and Deli, we have decided to make our relationship official....

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...

Field Book Rose Insert

Avalanche Rose Supplemental Insert 12/19/2019 By Scott Smith, director, Apex Mountain School The attached pdf’s are offered to students, clients, instructors and all other individuals and organizations benefiting from it. This rose insert may be used as a...

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...