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Guadalajara, Mexico

The region around Guadalajara – Mexico’s second largest city – hosts some of the best rock climbing found in Mexico. After the success of our El Bajío rock climbing trips last year, CMS is excited to announce this special, one-time-only…

Mont-Blanc Guided Climbs

Guided Mont-Blanc Ascents As the highest peak in Western Europe, towering over the alpine villages of Chamonix, France and Courmayer, Italy, Mont-Blanc dominates daily life in these quaint European villages and it is considered by many to be the birthplace…

Matterhorn Climb via Hornli Ridge

Guided Matterhorn Ascents: Hornli Ridge This extraordinary mountain is famous not only for its place in mountaineering history, but also for its striking shape and the beautifully exposed climbing it offers. The Matterhorn remained for a long time the unclimbed dream summit of…

Chamonix, France: Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc Alpine Climbing Trips With a long and storied history of climbing, and generally accepted as the ‘Birthplace of Alpinism’, The European Alps are a must-do on any alpine climbers tick list. Follow in the footsteps of some of…

Lobuche East, Nepal

Ready to take your climbing to the next level on an expedition of a lifetime?  The Himalayas. Since time immemorial, these colossal peaks with their vast web of rugged, isolated valleys and distinct ethnic groups have been the aspirations of…

Manaslu, Nepal

The Manaslu Circuit Trek over the remote Larkye La Pass is one of Nepal’s best kept secrets.  Following remote trails far away from the beaten path of Nepal’s well-known trekking circuits, this region sees few visitors throughout the year and…

Chile Deluxe

Skiing in the summer – Heck Yeah! Chile has been a well-kept secret for backcountry riding and ski-mountaineering for decades…but the secret’s out!!! This 10-day deluxe ski trip provides a balance of Chilean culture, incredible views of the Andes, and…

Ski Chile Volcanoes

Let’s ride in the summer!!! Upon your arrival to the airport in Temuco, Chile, look west and see the conical volcanoes you will be climbing and skiing! You will spend the first of three sections of the trip residing in…

Mount Baker, Washington

The Colorado Mountain School is partnering with Adventure Spirit Guides to offer 3-day Ski-mountaineering trips to Mt. Baker (10,781’) in the North Cascades of Washington. Springtime in the Pacific Northwest is the prime season for climbing and skiing off the…

Aconcagua, Argentina

Welcome to Aconcagua (22,841’/6,961m), the highest mountain outside of the Himalayas, the highest in the Americas, and one of the Seven Summits. Technically easy, Aconcagua is a mountain not to be underestimated. The altitude and the sometimes cold winds (a.k.a….

Pika Glacier, Alaska

Our Pika Glacier Ski Mountaineering trip is an opportunity to combine amazing access to some of the continent’s best steep skiing terrain with the comforts of base camp life. What sets this trip apart from other Alaska ski trips is…

El Bajío, Mexico

Come escape winter and join us for a completely unique rock climbing experience to central Mexico, led by CMS guides Bernardo Beteta, a Mexican native and Steve Levin, AMGA Certified Rock Guide. You will visit several areas far off the U.S….

Orizaba, Mexico

Welcome to the Volcanoes of Mexico – the perfect introduction to climbing at higher altitudes, or for the seasoned veteran, an easily accessible training ground for Ecuador, Denali, Aconcagua, and the Himalayas. El Pico de Orizaba (18,490’) and Iztaccihuatl (17,159’)…

Cayambe & Cotopaxi, Ecuador

Ascents of Cayambe (18,997′) and Cotopaxi (19,347′) – Ecuador Our classic Ecuador experience, the volcanoes trip, attracts climbers looking to climb high-altitude peaks. For those with limited time off, this eleven-day trip provides the ultimate glacier mountaineering experience by combining…

Peak 11,300, Alaska

Peak 11,300, Alaska Range Alaska Grade 4, 5.9, AI 3 Elevation Gain: 4,100 ft Just because a peak doesn’t have a name, doesn’t mean it is an unworthy objective. Such is the case with Peak 11,300 – Steve House’s favorite…

Mooses Tooth, Alaska

Mooses Tooth, Alaska Range, 10,335′ Alaska Grade 3+, 5.9, AI 4 Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft Ham and Eggs is one of the most coveted climbs in the Alaska Range. This stunning line ascends the most logical route on the Mooses…

Ruth Gorge, Alaska

Alaska Mountaineering Seminar The incredible scale of Alaska’s Ruth Gorge seems reminiscent of Patagonia, but with better weather. The vast glaciers and huge alpine rock faces offer breathtaking scenery and phenomenal mountaineering opportunities. The Ruth is a great place to…

Valdez, Alaska

Backcountry skiing & heli tour – Valdez, Alaska Alaska’s Chugach Mountain Range hosts some of the best ski terrain on the continent. On this 7-day trip you will sample the classic lines above Thompson Pass via human power and helicopter. On…

Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada

Rogers Pass, Backcountry Skiing Rogers Pass has become a legendary destination for backcountry skiers. And for good reason: located in the heart of Canada’s Glacier National Park, the average annual snowfall is close to 400 inches, and the accessible terrain…

Hokkaido, Japan

Imagine skiing perfect powder, eating the freshest sushi, and then relaxing in a natural hot spring…now go do it! Colorado Mountain School offers a unique opportunity to ski in Japan with our guide Norie Kizaki. Norie can show you the…