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Mountaineering on Wyoming's Gannett Peak

July 21-31, 2014

(Alumni only) Hidden deep in the Wind River Range, above jumbled moraine and glacial ice, Gannett Peak is Wyoming’s highest peak.

Reaching this remote 13,804-foot summit requires an approach of several days, followed by the climb itself. You’ll travel on snow and ice, cross Dinwoody Glacier and work up the rock to the summit.

This expedition is a perfect opportunity to put your NOLS camping and travel skills back to work and it's a great chance to polish your mountaineering techniques. Horses will pack in the climbing gear and much of your food. Bring your camera- the vista from the "Top of Wyoming" is beyond compare.

 

Mountaineering on Wyoming's Gannett Peak
Dates: July 21-31, 2014
Duration: 11 days
Cost: $2,295 (Alumni Only)
College Credit: (Optional) 2 hours Environmental Ethics; 2 hours Skills Practicum
Age:

16 and Over - Average age 31.8

Typical Female/Male Mix:

23/77%

Course start/end: Lander, Wyoming

Activity Rating :

(this is a subjective rating of anticipated physical difficulty—weather, route, and the group mix can combine to make trips more or less "difficult" —higher numbers indicate more challenge.)

 

Mountaineering packs and a long approach make this a challenging trip.

Fly in/out: Riverton, Wyoming (code: RIW)
Additional Information:

Trip Description (pdf)

Equipment Guidelines (pdf)

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Does that rainbow end at Gannett Peak?
Photo: A. Blair

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