Mountaineering trips are longer, physically demanding trips for adaptive climbers looking to really push their vertical limits. Mountaineering typically combines a mixture of snow climbing, ice climbing, rock climbing, and glacier travel, where climbers carry their loads to spend several days in the backcountry. Though the goal is usually to reach an unforgettable summit, the real growth comes from the journey to get there.
This unique climbing experience in Grand Teton National Park is typically offered exclusively to veterans with a physical disability, who have previous climbing experience. The program will start and end in Jackson Hole, WY. The trip is fully sponsored and there will be no cost to selected participants. However, transportation will not be included if selected. All participants will be required to provide their own transportation to/from Jackson Hole.
Day One – Team welcome dinner at 6:00pm, staying at Teton Climbers Ranch.
Day Two – Mountaineering training 1 at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Stay at Teton Climbers Ranch.
Day Three – Mountaineering training 2 at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Stay at Teton Climbers Ranch.
Day Four – Climbing day 1, trailhead to lower saddle hut. Stay at lower saddle hut.
Day Five – Climbing day 2, lower saddle hut to summit and back to trailhead. Team celebration dinner at 6:00pm.
Day Six – Depart Jackson, WY at 8:00am.
Transportation – Travel arrangements are to be handled by the participants. If a participant wishes to travel on their own, they must be at the Teton Climbers Ranch by 6pm on the first day and are free to go after dinner on Day 5.
Gear – A gear list will be sent out closer to the expedition date. Participants are asked to supply as much of their own gear as possible, with Paradox filling in any needs.
Please contact National Program Manager Dom Pascariello for application instructions. Dom@paradoxsports.org 720-638-5593