Custom Mountaineering Trips on Sunlight Peak in the Northern Absaroka Mountains
We are privileged to offer Custom Mountaineering Trips in the Sunlight Peak area of in the Northern Absaroka Mountains of northwest Wyoming. Sunlight Peak is a great training peak if you’re looking to prepare for higher and more technical peaks as well as a worthy climb in itself. It’s home to a number of moderate but incredibly rewarding snow mountaineering routes in a spectacular setting in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the Lower 48. Not only do we facilitate a safe and incredibly rewarding experience mountaineering on Sunlight Peak, our ultimate aim is to help you become a safer and more sustainable mountaineer by the end of this trip. Our guides are talented, personable teachers who will help you develop new safety skills, useful snow climbing techniques, as well as Leave No Trace best practices for mountaineering.
Why climb Sunlight Peak with us:
We are currently the only guide service permitted to guide summer mountaineering in the Sunlight Peak area. Our guides are experienced professionals, talented climbers, and well-trained teachers. They are also humble, personable, and overall great humans to be around in the mountains. Our guides are adept at providing safe, supportive, and inclusive climbing experiences for people of all backgrounds and ability levels. Additionally, our rock climbing guides live in the nearby Bighorn Basin and climb in the area throughout the year, which is a major advantage because they know the places they guide extremely well.
Trip Itineraries and rates:
Our rates reflect the extremely labor intensive nature of these trips for our guides, including extensive planning, physical labor, and risk management. Rates include all technical climbing equipment – no hidden fees.
- 2 Day Itinerary (includes 1 day of training and one day of climbing): $1050/1 person, $1750/2 people
- 3 Day Itinerary (includes 1 day of training and two days of climbing): $1400/1 person, $2250/2 people
Our Custom Mountaineering Trips include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:
- Planning and preparation for summer mountaineering
- Technical safety systems
- Snow mountaineering climbing techniques
- Risk mitigation
- Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
- Lessons on the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
Our Custom Mountaineering Trips to Sunlight Peak are available May-June.
Guide to climber ratio:
All of our custom mountaineering trips have a 1:1 or 1:2 guide to climber ratio.
Transportation: Nearby Cody has an airport serviced by United Airlines. You may also fly into neighboring Billings, MT, which often has cheaper flights.
Accommodations: We recommend staying at either hotel or bed and breakfast in Cody, or camping at a designated USFS campsite in the nearby area.
Meeting location: You will meet your guide in Cody, WY.
Daily schedule: Depends on the itinerary.
Equipment: Many climbers choose to bring all of their own gear, but we can provide all technical climbing equipment including CAMP helmets, harnesses, and crampons.
Interested in booking a Custom Mountaineering Trip to Sunlight Peak? Please send us an email including your name, email address, phone number, climbing experience, in addition to a description of what, where, and when you’d like to climb.