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14er Peak Ascents

 If you dream of windswept ridgelines, pristine summits, panoramic views, and the chance to climb to over 14,000 feet, then a fourteener ascent with Apex Mountain School is for you. Colorado is home to the greatest number of peaks at or above 14,000 feet in North America, giving mountain enthusiasts the chance to experience one of the most impressive mountain ranges on the continent.

Apex Mountain School offers privately guided climbs of some of the most majestic Colorado fourteeners. Our guides will work with you to select a route and itinerary that meet your specific needs and goal. They will also instruct you on a variety of topics, including:

-trip planning

-navigation with map & compass and/or gps device

-emergency shelter construction

-movement skills

 -self arrest

 We will work with you to select a route and itinerary that meets your needs and goals. All technical mountaineering gear to be used during the trip (boots, crampons, snowshoes, helmets, etc. No prior experience is necessary.

 Ready to sign up? To register, click the Book It tab above. You may also call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page to request more info.




Handies Peak

The interconnect: Sunshine and Redcloud

Tripple Bypass: Handies, Sunshine and Redcloud

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

You may also want to consider:

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

APEX Provides:

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