Winter Peak Ascents

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WINTER PEAK ASCENTS – QUICK INFO

Enjoy these Winter Peak Ascents in the Colorado Rockies surrounding Vail, Colorado.

DATES

Available daily

DURATION

1 day

COST

Mt. Askansas
1-2 people – $950.00

Handies Peak
1-3 people – $2,950.00

The Interconnect: Sunshine and Redcloud
1-3 people – $3,900.00

Triple Bypass: Handies, Sunshine and Redcloud
1-3 people – $5,300.00

LOCATION

Mt. Arkansas – 13795′
Mt. Democrat – 14148′
Handies Peak – 14048′
Redcloud Peak – 14034′
Sunshine Peak – 14001′

DIFFICULTY

Easy – Difficult

DESCRIPTION

WINTER PEAK ASCENTS

Winter Peak Ascents with Apex Mountain School offers it all. Colorado is home to the greatest number of peaks at or above 14,000 feet in North America. Here, mountain enthusiasts have the chance to experience one of the most impressive mountain ranges on the continent.
In addition to winter mountaineering courses, we also offer privately guided trips the most majestic Colorado Winter Peak Ascents. Our guides will work with you to select a route and itinerary that meet your specific needs and goals.

POTENTIAL TOPICS

  • Trip planning
  • Navigation with map & compass and/or GPS device
  • Emergency shelter construction
  • Movement skills
  • Self arrest

BOOKING / MORE INFO

Ready to sign up? We look forward to working with you to select a route that suits your Winter Peak Ascents desires. Register with the accompanying calendar, call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page to request more info.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Beacon (rental available)
  • *No cotton – cotton does not wick moisture or insulate when wet.
  • Synthetic or wool long underwear bottom (thin)
  • Synthetic or wool long sleeve top (medium)
  • Mid layer top and bottom
  • Synthetic or wool socks
  • Winter jacket
  • Insulated “Puffy” Jacket
  • Snow pants
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Hat and neck gaiter or balaclava
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Food

ALSO CONSIDER

  • Hand warmers
  • Thermos of hot liquid
  • Gaiters
  • Extra gloves
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle insulator
  • Camera

APEX MOUNTAIN SCHOOL PROVIDES

  • Boots
  • Crampons
  • Ice Axes
  • Helmet
  • Harness (42”/44” max)

MT. ARKANSAS

HANDIES PEAK

THE INTERCONNECT: SUNSHINE AND REDCLOUD

TRIPLE BYPASS: HANDIES, SUNSHINE AND REDCLOUD