Welcome to the Exum Guide Service and school of  Mountaineering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The Exum Ridge on the Grand Teton – Photo: Andy Bardon Learn to Lead at City of Rocks – Photo: Exum Collection Kid’s Climbing – Photo: Jack Turner Level II Rappel – Photo: Weston Walker Approaching the Grand Teton Summit – Photo: Weston Walker The Friction Pitch on the Exum Ridge – Photo: Weston Walker Over 80 years of Guiding History – Photo:  Exum Collection
The Exum Ridge on the Grand Teton – Photo: Andy Bardon
Learn to Lead at City of Rocks – Photo: Exum Collection
Kid’s Climbing – Photo: Jack Turner
Level II Rappel – Photo: Weston Walker
Approaching the Grand Teton Summit – Photo: Weston Walker
The Friction Pitch on the Exum Ridge – Photo: Weston Walker
Over 80 years of Guiding History – Photo: Exum Collection

The Exum Experience

Welcome to the Exum Guide Service and School of Mountaineering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. During the summer season Exum offers rock climbing instruction and guided mountain climbing. During the winter we offer some of the best backcountry skiing adventures in the US. As the oldest guide service in North America, Exum has guided the Grand Teton for over 80 years. Individuals from age 8 to 80 have been able to climb the Grand Teton after only two days of climbing instruction. Our programs range from a fun day on the rocks for the whole family, to serious alpine adventures.

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Exum is an accredited school of the American Mountain Guides Association

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Mountain Wire

Skiing the East Face of Buck Mountain

By: Zahan Billimoria

Skiing Buck MountainThere is a lot to like about skiing in the Tetons - but the thing I like best is there is always skiing in the Tetons.

This year has been a dry season for many mountain ranges around the west, and while we have had our fair share of high pressure - the Tetons can always be relied upon to deliver amazing skiing. Personally, I love the high pressure periods. When the skies are clear and the stability improves you can ski wild lines off the high peaks – that’s where the Tetons shine!

Nearing the Summit of Buck MountainLast week my friend, neighbor and guest, Ken and I left the trailhead at sunrise and headed for Buck Mountain. Ken is strong and very determined, and he’s hoping to ski the Grand soon. When we arrived at Timberline Lake with time to spare, I opted to take him for a walk up the improbable and exposed North East Ridge.

It was a splitter day and you could see all the way to Montana to the north, the Wind Rivers to the East and the Snake River Range to the South.

 Summit of Buck MountainKen gawked a few times at the vast expanse of air beneath him as he tiptoed over the abyss - but he never missed a step.

We arrived alone at the summit, just in time for lunch. It was beautiful. Ken is a standout skier and made elegant and controlled turns all the way down the East Face. In Teton style, we were home in time for tea.

Skiing the East Face of Buck Mountain