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Mountain Trip

Guides to the World’s Mountains

Mountain Trip is an industry leader and AMGA Accredited Business, offering the highest quality expeditions to big, remote mountains around the world. We are the only guide service in Colorado that can take you from the San Juan Mountains to the Seven Summits and are the longest continually operating guide service on Denali, since 1976. 

Starting as a small Alaskan mountaineering school in 1973, we have grown and will continue to grow, but we’ll never offer any trips that we feel lack “soul.” Our guides are truly passionate about what they do and love to share their knowledge and expertise in the mountains, empowering our climbers with the skills they need to take on the challenge and adventure of expedition climbing. Mountain Trip can support you in reaching your goals, whether it’s summiting a peak, conquering a fear, or finding a deeper connection with the mountains. We love what we do and it shows.

A love of wild places and a dedication to offering exceptional experiences led us to the small mountain town of Telluride, Colorado where our guides and staff live and breathe life in the mountains year-round. In Colorado and Utah, we offer summer rock climbing, via ferratas, technical peak ascents, and alpine trekking. Our winter programs include backcountry skiing, ice climbing, and avalanche safety courses. We also offer a variety of mountaineering courses in both Colorado and Alaska. Our lead guides are among the most experienced and respected in the industry, and our guests often pursue their climbing progressions with us, from Colorado 14ers to Alaska Range climbing to the Seven Summits.

The authentic and genuine spirit of Mountain Trip makes us a company of climbers leading climbers up difficult mountains around the world. We think that you’ll notice the difference.


Mountain Trip's top-tier expeditions and Uphill Athlete's science-backed training: all you need to get prepared for success, no matter your goals. Whether you want to reach the San Juan Mountains or the Seven Summits, Mountain Trip and Uphill Athlete together have all the expertise you could wish for to guide you to the peak.

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Led by legendary alpinist Steve House, the uphill Athlete coaching staff combines professional mountain athlete coaches, sports science professionals, physio practicioners, and dietitians to give you exactly the support you need, how you need it, to achieve your mountain goals.