Custom Alpine Climbing Trips to Gannett Peak, Wyoming’s Highest Peak
We offer custom guided alpine climbing trips for small groups (1-4 climbers) of experienced climbers and mountaineers who want to climb Gannett Peak, the highest peak in the state of Wyoming (13,810’), as well as neighboring peaks in the Dinwoody Glacier area. Over two dozen miles from the trailhead and flanked by the largest glacier in the US Rockies, Gannett Peak features some of the most remote and technically demanding climbing of the continental US highpoints. The demanding nature of this mountain, in addition to the technical and physical training needed for the climb, make Gannett Peak a worthy mountaineering objective on its own as well as an excellent training climb for bigger glaciated mountains.
Not only do we facilitate a safe and incredibly rewarding experience climbing Gannett Peak, our ultimate aim is to help you become a safer and more sustainable backcountry climber. Our guides are talented, personable teachers who will help you develop new safety skills, useful snow, ice, and rock climbing techniques, as well as Leave No Trace best practices for backpacking, mountaineering, and alpine climbing. For the most impactful educational experience, we highly recommend taking our Intro to Alpine Climbing Course to help you prepare for your Gannett Peak climb.
Our custom alpine climbing trips to Gannett Peak are available late June – September, conditions dependent of course. Please use our email contact form below or give us a call to arrange dates for your trip.
This itinerary is fully customizable based on your preferred length and difficulty of trip. We are happy to facilitate additional climbing days if you want to climb multiple routes or peaks in the Dinwoody Glacier area and we can add more rest days to the trip for additional fees.
- Pre-trip: Gear up and attend pre-trip orientation at Wild Iris Mountain Sports in Lander WY. Alternatively, complete Intro to Alpine Climbing Course beforehand in Laramie WY.
- Day 1: Drive to Glacier Trail Trailhead in Dubois WY and begin the approach hike to Camp 1 (12 miles).
- Day 2: Hike from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (11 miles).
- Day 3: Summit day, return to Camp 2 (4 miles).
- Day 4: Alternative summit day in case of bad weather conditions.
- Day 4/5: Hike back to Camp 1 (11 miles).
- Day 5/6: Hike back to the trailhead (12 miles).
- Gooseneck Couloir of Gannett Peak (Grade II Class 3-4)
- Northeast Ridge of Gannett Peak (Grade III Class 5.6 AI2)
- Mt. Warren – East Ridge via Hall’s Ramp (Grade IV Class 5.3 AI2)
- The Triple Traverse of Mt. Warren, Doublet, and Dinwoody Peaks (Grade IV Class 5.8)
Our Custom Alpine Climbing Trips include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:
- Gearing up for backcountry climbing trips
- Backpacking and backcountry camping skills
- Climbing safety, belay, and anchor systems
- Glacier travel and crevasse rescue
- Ice axe and crampon use
- Alpine climbing movement and techniques
- Minimal-impact climbing strategies to safeguard resources and heritage
- Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
- Lessons on the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
Our rates reflect the extremely labor intensive nature of these trips for our guides, including multiple days of scouting, extensive planning, risk management, and travel. Rates include all equipment – no hidden fees**.
- $2500/person (1 climber)
- $2200/person (2 climbers)
- $1900/person (3+ climbers)
At the time of booking we require a $500 deposit per climber. This deposit is nonrefundable in case of last minute cancellation in the last 14 days before the trip (except for medical reasons or extreme weather).
**Note that additional routes, peaks, or rest days beyond the 5-6 day itinerary will incur additional fees.
Climber to Guide Ratio:
2:1, maximum 4 climbers per trip
Have questions about our Gannett Peak trips? Please contact us via the form below: