The Grand Teton, Teton National Park
September 4 - 9
Four-Day Grand Teton Ascent:
Climb the Grand Teton, one of the world's most beautiful mountains, with Phil Powers, Executive Director of AAC, your fellow Great Ranges members and Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.
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The summit of the Grand Teton (13,770') is an excellent mountaineering goal. Under the direction and experience of seasoned mountain guides this mountain is accessible to many. This premier Grand Teton experience combines training, acclimatizing, camping, and climbing the Grand during four memorable days and three nights at Corbet High Camp (11,200').
Trip Cost: $2000
- 2 nights accommodation at the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch;
- Pre- and post-trip group dinners;
- Guide service from Jackson Hole Mountain Guides (2:1 client/guide ratio);
- All breakfasts and dinners on the climb itself are provided (you need provide your own lunches, trail food, and energy drinks);
- An exclusive, AAC-branded trip jacket;
- For an additional $75 we can provide round-trip shuttle service to the Climbers Ranch from Jackson Airport (you’ll need to either pay the Park entrance fee, or show your National Parks pass on the way into the Park).
DAY ONE (September 4) - Arrival and trip prep.The Grand Teton trip starts in the afternoon with an organization and guide meet-and-greet session at AAC’s Grand Teton Climbers Ranch. Paperwork is completed, gear is reviewed, packs are filled, and final details are made to carpool or meet the following morning. This is followed by a catered BBQ dinner and relaxed evening at the Ranch.
DAY TWO (September 5) - Approach to the fully stocked and equipped Corbet High Camp. Get oriented and settled in. The camp has been there for 40+ years and is situated in a remarkable aspect the east flank of the Grand Teton that is exclusive to Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. The towers and ridges that rise above the Tepee glacier are outstanding for training and random alpine cragging. 7 miles with a vertical gain of ~4200'.
DAY THREE (September 6) - This is the training component of the trip. You will undertake some of the components of JHMG’s basic climbing school and all of the objectives of their intermediate/multipitch/Grand warm-up. Expect it to start at breakfast and go until after dinner. Grand Teton specific sequences, departing belays in the proper sequence, back clipping, proper communication/signals, and full length rappels will all be covered.
DAY FOUR (September 7)- Alpine start for the summit and back to High Camp. Pat yourself on the back and enjoy the lasagna.
DAY FIVE (September 8) - Should the weather or mountain conditions make it less than perfect on day 4, you have another shot. Typically most folks who summited on day 4 either sleep-in and walk out, or jump on some amazing alpine cragging before heading back down the mountain. Weather permitting, the guides like to blow your mind with the amazing opportunities right out of high camp.
No trip is complete without a summit celebration, and we will do one in style at the renowned Trio restaurant in Jackson. Enjoy a relaxed evening back at the Climbers Ranch that evening.
DAY SIX (September 9) - Pack up and head out! (Or stay and enjoy more climbing/sightseeing on your own!)
Space is limited to 12 (you must be a Great Ranges Fellow to attend).
For more information, or to reserve your spot, call Vickie Hormuth at (303) 951-4566, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We request a 50% deposit to hold your space. Remaining balance due 30-days prior to trip.
Grand Teton JHMG gear list.pdf
Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch
About Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
Grand Teton National Park