Mountaineering on Gannett Peak - Alumni

Credit: Zach Snavely

Mountaineering on Gannett Peak - Alumni

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 you to hike in on trails for several days, followed by the climb itself. You’ll travel on snow and ice, cross Dinwoody Glacier, and work up rock, ice, or snow 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.

Activity Rating*:

*Long hikes, full packs, and steep terrain make this trip a challenge.



2019 Dates

July 21 – July 27, 2019

Tuition: $1,895
Details: Head to the top of Wyoming (13,809')!
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2020 Dates

July 19 – July 25, 2020

Tuition: $1,895


All course information at a glance




7 days

Minimum Age

16 yrs.


Course Description, Logistics, and Gear List


Lander, Wyoming

Fly in/out

Riverton, Wyoming

Skills learned



If you have questions about enrollment or including families/guests on a particular alumni trip, then contact:

NOLS Alumni Department