Great Ranges Fellowship Trips

The AAC's climbing-trips program for our Great Ranges Fellowship members. Whether you are into extended backpacking trips, technical routes, or glacier travel, we have something for you.

As a Club, we understand how important it is to travel and climb with friends, new and old, that share the same outdoor values, passion, and ethics. AAC members embrace the same spirit and mission across every climbing discipline. 

Each trip includes a bit of AAC swag and some serious fun with your fellow members before, during, and after the trip. Each trip is coordinated with a trusted AAC guide service partner.

Not a Great Ranges Fellow yet? Not a problem. We can adjust the trip pricing to include you as a new Member to the Great Ranges Fellowship.


Great Ranges Fellowship - 2018 Ouray Ice Trip

 

 

 

For our next Great Ranges Fellowship trip on January 12th-16th, we've put together an affordable Basecamp Package that includes:

  • lodging within walking distance of the park
  • morning meals and snacks
  • libations
  • transport between regional airports
  • and even discounted guiding, rentals, and a skills clinic. 

This trip is designed as an adventure to fit every experience level and a chance to climb with fellow members, while eliminating the headaches of accommodations planning. For those traveling via air, we'll even pick you up at the Montrose or Telluride Regional Airports.  

We have also partnered with San Juan Mountain Guides to provide a discount on guided outings. Want to test your skills on famed backcountry ice routes like The Talisman, The Ribbon, or Bird Brain Boulevard? Our friends at SJMG are available to provide a customized experience. Just contact them directly at www.mtnguide.net to explore these, and other additional opportunities (please coordinate payment directly with SJMG). 

Trip details:
Enjoy 4 nights lodging at the Ouray Manor in downtown Ouray. It's a private home with full accommodations and located within walking distance of the Ouray Ice Park.

Breakfast and climbing snacks will be provided every day with a  staff member preparing breakfast for you and ensuring both the liquor cabinet and fridge are stocked with your favorite libations).

If needed, the AAC will arrange transportation to and from Montrose or Telluride Regional Airports.

If you are interested in pushing your ice skills to the next level, add the Lead Climbing and Special Skills Seminar hosted by SJMG with a 3:1 ratio for an additional $150. This clinic is perfect for anyone wishing to learn how to lead or develop skills in other categories like self rescue or mixed climbing.   
 
If you would like to expand your climbing beyond the ice park, we are offering private one on one guiding hosted by SJMG: $250 and up (ice equipment included for those needing particular items) .

Custom guiding is also available with a 2:1 ratio on The Talisman, The Ribbon, Bird Brain Boulevard, or any of the several backcountry ice classics near Ouray. Prices vary slightly depending on your objective and equipment needs. Contact SJMG directly at www.mtnguide.net to explore these, and other additional opportunities (please coordinate payment directly with SJMG and don't forget to let them know you are with the AAC GRF trip).

Reservations:
To make your reservation please contact Vanessa Logsdon at 720-259-7950 or [email protected]

GRF Membership Basecamp Cost: $500
A $250 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of reservation. Your remainder is due on or before December 15th. Only 10 spaces are available so make your reservation early. Private rooms and beds are first paid, first reserved.  

This trip will be open to the entire AAC membership at the cost of $750 if all 10 spaces aren't filled by GRF members.