Mountaineering training in Colorado

We run a range of mountaineering and climbing courses and winter skills weekends in Colorado. If you are thinking of climbing Island peak, Mera Peak, Mont Blanc, Mount Elbrus, Ama Dablam or any Himalayan peak.  We have designed a two day training courses in Colorado to help you understand the specific skill set needed to be safe and successful on your chosen adventure. We can also run private group training and can tailor training to your specific needs.

We require previous Mountaineering Training

If you are signing up to an an Ian Taylor Trekking trip, we want you, your team mates and our staff to be as safe as possible so we demand everyone comes with basic mountaineering training. This training needs to be specific These courses are designed for beginners and advanced climbers preparing for altitude climbs around the world. Each weekend is designed with you in mind and we will tailor the weekend with specific training requirements. See below for further information. Also check out our Winter skills training in Scotland or Polar Training in Norway.

Be prepared for your chosen adventure

We believe Winter skills training is critical for your safety and the safety of everyone around you. We want our teams to be professional, safe and successful. So we demand that you understand the basic skills needed for your chosen adventure. We also want you to understand the physicality of operating in a high stress, low oxygen environment. That is why we run these courses in Colorado.

What will you be learning

These courses will focus on safety. Here are the skills you will be focusing on while in Colorado. You can then take them home and work on those skills in your local climbing wall or outdoor rocking climbing area.

1). Basic climbing knots
2). Moving as a roped team
3). Rappelling using a figure of 8
4). Ascending with Jumars
5). Transitions over anchors
6). Belaying
7). Moving over rock
8). Top roping

Putting your skills into action

We also want to put all the above skills into practice so on the second day of this mountaineering course you will be Multi pitch climbing and this will be managed on a 2:1 client to guide ratio.You will review all climbing knots, belaying and rappelling. It is really important to get to grips with moving between fixed lines using safety lines and rappelling using a figure of 8.

What you need to bring with you

You can rent harness, climbing shoes, helmet, belay/rappel device and Jumar. We encouraged you to bring your own equipment. You will need to bring two liters of water, food/snacks, midsize (30/35 liter or so) backpack, sneakers/lightweight hiking boots, clothes for weather from hot to cold, sunscreen, sunglasses. We will provide a detailed kit list on signing up.

We will work with you making sure you are fully prepared for your next adventure and you will be given information and further training and preparation you will need to make. Our goal is to help you becoming more confident and self sufficient in your mountaineering ability. Learn about rope work, using an Ice axe, scrambling, knots, Jumar, rappelling on a figure of 8, moving on snow, mountaineering techniques and physical preparation.

We offer highly professional and experienced guides making sure you are ready for your Alpine, Himalayan, South American Climb or whatever you are looking achieve in the mountains. Our Mountaineering training in Colorado is for everyone looking to get started and be safe in the mountains.

WEEKEND COURSE COSTS:

Per person, per day, per guide.
$870 1 per person
$510 2 people joining
$480 3 people joining
$445 4 people joining
$415 5 people joining