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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By: Zahan Billimoria
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!
Last 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.
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.