Grand Teton, Two-Day Private Climb
The climb will begin at Lupine Meadows. The seven-mile, 5,000-foot approach winds through hillsides blanketed in wildflowers and past gorgeous waterfalls to Exum's Lower Saddle Hut at 11,620 feet.
The hut is stocked with sleeping bags, pads, climbing gear, and cooking equipment. After a simple dinner you will climb into your sleeping bag. You will climb out of it again in the early hours of the morning to begin your ascent.
Looming above the Lower Saddle is your objective--the Grand Teton, which you will ascend via the classic Owen Spalding or the acclaimed Exum Ridge. The final route decisions are based on weather, route conditions, and your well being. Exum can also guide other routes on the Grand Teton when requested.
After celebrating on the summit you will descend back to the Lower Saddle. At the hut you will pack up and begin the hike out, arriving at the trailhead anywhere from mid-afternoon to early evening.
(Rates do not include preparatory classes or climbs)
Multi-Pitch Level II
Private Instruction can replace the group classes if desired.
You will meet your guide the first morning at Exum's office in Lupine Meadows. After checking gear, you will drive to the Lupine Meadows trailhead. (Please be prepared with your own transportation as Exum guides are unable to provide transportation in their personal vehicles.)
Typically parties reach the summit by late morning. You then begin the descent, rappelling and downclimbing back to the Exum Hut for lunch and to collect gear.
After recharging you will begin the hike down Garnet Canyon, back to the Lupine Meadows trailhead. Most parties return to Exum's headquarters by early evening.The Enclsoure, the Grand Teton's western summit, is a good alternate should bad weather, poor route conditions, or your personal well-being impede a summit attempt of the Grand Teton.