Here’s what it takes to climb South Arapaho Peak via the Skywalker Couloir. A classic Colorado snow route.
Flash. I’m on the mountain. At least I hope I am. I’m pretty much limited to the small beam of light my crappy headlamp from Target puts out. Every now and then I see green eyes up the trail, one of the dogs is looking back at us. But as I walk almost begrudgingly up hill my head slowly clears. As my heart rate rises and the oxygen thins an easy calm comes over me. A focus I only feel on the mountain. The physical exertion almost secondary to the mental peace I have.
Want to know what it’s like to summit the Grand Teton? Take a look at my experience with Jackson Hole Mountain Guides.
We meet all kinds on the mountain, which team are you on?
Fall brings stunning color to the Colorado Rockies. What better way to experience the magic than a difficult hike to the top of a high pass in the Gore Range?
If you’re not questioning why you like to wake up at an ungodly hour to subject yourself to intense physical torture at high altitudes, then you aren’t doing it right.