Ready to plan your trip? Please review the information below and give us a call. We look forward to talking with you! This information is primarily for individuals making reservations to climb the Grand Teton or another peak.

A Few Things to Consider Before You Make Your Reservation

Medical Concerns – If you have any medical condition, or are taking medication that could affect your ability to participate in a challenging climbing activity, please see your doctor and confirm that you should participate.

Classic or Private Climb – If you are climbing the Grand Teton, please be sure to review and understand the differences between classic and private climbs. It’s important that you choose the option that matches your goals for the climb. It is unlikely that you will be able to change your plans after your reservation is made.

Early Season Climbs – Snow conditions in the high Teton peaks vary greatly from season to season. Typically if your climb begins on July 10th or earlier, a day of snow school is required in addition to the climbing and mountaineering instruction.

Making Your Reservation

Please call our office (307-733-2297) to make your reservation. Our staff will answer any questions you have and help you reserve dates for your activities. 


Prior to June 15th

Grand Teton and all Multi-Day climbs: $500 per person. The deposit for climbs other than the Grand Teton will also include the $45 advance permit fee.

Single-Day activities: $100 per person with a maximum of $300 per party/guide.

On or after June 15th

Grand Teton and all Multi-Day climbs: The total trip cost is due when the reservation is made.

Single-Day activities: $100 per person with a maximum of $300 per party/guide.

Reservation Confirmation

Within a day or two after you make your reservation, the deposit will be charged and a reservation confirmation will be sent to you. Please review the information and check the dates reserved to be sure they match your plans.


American, Delta, Frontier and United fly into the Jackson airport which is the only airport within the boundaries of a National Park. The runway runs parallel to the Teton Range and the view is breathtaking. You can also fly into Idaho Falls, ID (about 3 hours from our office) or Salt Lake City (about 6 hours from our office). You will need to arrive in Jackson at least the day before your activities begin, and since the return time from climbing depends on many factors, we ask that you do not book your departure flight until the day after your activities end.


You can review some of our favorite lodging options, or call the Chamber of Commerce at 307-733-3316 for other options.


You will need to arrange for your own transportation to and from all of your activities. Public transportation in the area is limited, time-consuming, and expensive. Due to the distances you will need to travel and the unpredictable finish times, we recommend renting a car for the duration of your stay in the Jackson area. Exum employees CANNOT provide transportation under any circumstances.

Travel Insurance

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. 

*Travelex Insurance Services provides a protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, visit Travelex Insurance Services or contact them at 800-228-9792. Please reference location number 27-0243 if you call so that the representative can easily help you.

Typically, activities such as mountain climbing are excluded from coverage on travel insurance plans. The Travelex Travel Select plan has an optional Adventure Sports Coverage upgrade which, if purchased, will waive the mountain climbing exclusion.

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries and may be changed without notice. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. V94

Covid-19 Coverage. It is important to note that fear of travel, travel advisories and destination being inaccessible due to this illness are not covered risks under the Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. (“Travelex”) protection plans. However, insureds are still eligible for Trip Cancellation/Interruption coverage in the event they are prevented from taking their trip due to one of the other reasons listed in their Travelex plan.

To help you understand what Travelex protection plans will cover, please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions. Please click here to view a special notice for NY residents regarding coverage related to COVID-19.

*Exum does not receive commission, referral fees, or income of any kind based on the purchase of a Travelex protection plan.

Next Steps

Now that your trip details are taken care of, it’s time to begin preparing for your climb. Please review some Important Information, and the Grand Teton Training information. Start looking forward to your climb and begin your training program now. Your reward will be well worth your effort!

How to reach us

Please call us at (307) 733-2297 if you have any questions. The best time to reach us during the summer season is between 10:00 and 2:00 Mountain Time, seven days a week. During these hours, we are not sending out or welcoming back schools and climbs. If you reach our voice mail, we will return your call as soon as possible. In the off season, the best time to reach us is between 9:00 and 4:00 Mountain Time, Monday through Friday. Again, if you do not reach us, please leave us a message so that we can call you back.

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