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Summit Coach

Helping Aspiring Climbers Worldwide Reach Their Goals

Summit Coach is a consulting service that helps climbers worldwide achieve their goals through a personalized set of consulting services based on Alan Arnette’s 30 years of high-altitude mountaineering experience and 30 years as a business executive. He holds the American age record when he summited K2 at age 58. We have helped many climbers reach their goals, from a Colorado 14er to Aconcagua, Denali, Cotopaxi, Everest, and even K2.

At Summit Coach, we focus on the entire process of preparing for your climb that goes far beyond physical training. We start with fitness, skills, and experience, then layer the mental and emotional tools needed for a successful experience. Your teammates are welcome to join in your engagement at a discount, and we offer to include your family in your engagement so they will know what to expect during your climb.

At Summit Coach, we understand how expensive climbing has become and offer our services at fair, affordable prices. Please review our site for details on our consultation services and prices.


Get trained up for your next Summit Ceach trip with Uphill Athlete. Our training methodology blends proven sports science with mountain expertise to get you mountain ready, no matter the peak.

Whether this is your first trip or your twentieth, Summit Coach and Uphill Athlete offer unparalleled support to help you reach your mountain goals.


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