Learn the basics of alpine climbing in a 1-day 2,000-foot ascent to the West Ridge of Toledo Peak, along a certified guide from Utah Mountain Adventures.
Jan - Mar, Dec
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The West Ridge of Toledo Peak (10,350 ft.) is the perfect route for those looking for an introduction to alpine climbing. It is located in the Wasatch Range (11,928 ft.), which stretches for 160 miles from the Utah-Idaho border south through central Utah, east to Salt Lake City (4,327 ft.).
The course focuses on ice axe and crampon training along a rugged snowy route, leading to a stunning summit, with amazing views of the Wasatch Mountains. The total ascent is of 2,000 feet.
The program will be held from 8AM to 5PM. We will depart on skis or snowshoes from Alta Ski Area, located 25 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon (5,095 ft.).
During the ascent, I will teach basic snow mountaineering skills such as: the proper use of an ice axe for self-belay; climbing on steep, firm snow; and self-arrest techniques with an ice axe. Upon reaching the West Ridge of Toledo Peak, we will traverse a series of rocky ridge areas and chimneys, reaching a beautiful summit. Guests will learn rock climbing techniques, such as removing rock protection and anchors.
The descent will be down Toledo Bowl, on foot, glissade, skis, or snowshoes, back to Alta Ski Area.
If you would like to get into alpine mountaineering and have no experience, this clinic is for you. Book your course now!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP IS ONLY PROPOSED ON THE DATES LISTED BELOW.
- Guiding fee
Price per person to join a group of 2 clients minimum.
The price does not include taxes.
If you do not own the necessary mountaineering equipment, we can offer that equipment for rent.
Secure your spot with just 25% payment
48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking
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Based in the Wasatch Range near Salt Lake and Park City since 1993, Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) is the premier full-spectrum, year-round guide service in Utah.
Programs include backcountry skiing, split-snowboarding, rock climbing, ice climbing, avalanche instruction, summer and winter mountaineering, trekking (hiking and snowshoeing) and canyoneering skills.
Led by Julie Faure and Tyson Bradley, UMA (formerly Exum Utah Mountain Adventures) operates under a permit issued by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
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