We welcome all people on our programs without discrimination or preference. We have developed Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC) for each of our programs to help ensure that prospective guests are able to evaluate for themselves if they have the ability to participate on a respective program.

Guests are required to have a medical screening form on file before participating in any trips, but such information is only used to plan for your care in the event of an emergency.

For any questions, please reach out to us.

Leave No Trace Skills Course EEC

Participants on this program must:

  • Be able to hike on a trail up to 4 miles and 2,000' of gain/descent
  • Be able to camp in a backcountry setting
  • Be able to carry an overnight pack weighing 20% of their body weight
  • Be able to maintain personal comfort in a mountain environment
  • Be able to withstand temperatures from -10° F to over 100° F.

Rock Climbing EEC

Participants on this program must:

  • Be able to climb rock outdoors at the 5.6 difficulty rating
  • Be able to maintain personal comfort in a mountain environment
  • Have the ability to follow verbal instructions (e.g. climbing commands)
  • Be able to carry a pack weighing 15% of their body weight
  • Wear all recommended personal protective equipment
  • Be able to withstand temperatures from 32° F to over 100° F.

Wilderness First Aid EEC

Participants on this program must:

  • Be able to maintain personal comfort in a mountain environment
  • Be able to withstand temperatures from -10° F to over 100° F.

Backcountry Skills EEC

Participants on this program must:

  • Be able to travel on snow up to 1,500' gain/descent and 3 miles
  • Be able to maintain personal comfort in a winter mountain environment
  • Be able to carry a pack weighing 15% of their body weight
  • Be able to withstand temperatures from -10° F to 85° F.

Alpine Climbing EEC

Participants on this program must:

  • Be able to hike on a trail up to 8 miles and 4,000' of gain/descent
  • Be able to maintain personal comfort in a winter mountain environment
  • Have the ability to follow verbal instructions (e.g. climbing commands)
  • Be able to carry an overnight pack weighing 20% of their body weight
  • Be able to withstand temperatures from -10° F to over 100° F.
  • Wear all recommended personal protective equipment

Backcountry Skiing EEC

Participants on this program must:

  • Be able to travel on snow up to 1,500' gain/descent and 3 miles
  • Be able to link turns on a variety of snow surfaces and steepnesses
  • Be able to maintain personal comfort in a winter mountain environment
  • Have the ability to follow verbal instructions (e.g. climbing commands)
  • Be able to carry a pack weighing 15% of their body weight
  • Be able to withstand temperatures from -10° F to 85° F.
  • Wear all recommended personal protective equipment