see + do
Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park , Wyoming
Tel: 307 733 2297
Concierge.com's insider take:
Think of Exum's four-day mountaineering class as Mountain Climbing 101; graduation takes place on the 13,770-foot summit of Grand Teton. The country's foremost guide service takes novices with no climbing experience and gets them to the top of the Tetons. The only prerequisite is to be in good aerobic shape and "demonstrate proficiency" (read: don't throw up or whine) after the first two days of training. Even the tamest way to the summit entails getting roped up and being exposed to cold winds for several hours. But don't fret—you'll be in the capable hands of tough guys like Jack Tackle and Mark Newcomb, and tough gals like Evelyn Lees. They might not smother you with warm fuzzies, but they will get you back down safely.
No mountain climbing late September—early December.