Adventure Travel Ratings: Exum Mountain Guides - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service95.50
Spirit of Adventure93.00
Client Satisfaction95.00

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Mountaineering/Climbing

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Mountaineering/Climbing
  • Skiing/Snowboarding

Exum Mountain Guides


Founded in 1931 by mountaineer Glenn Exum, who notched the first ascent of the south ridge of the Grand Teton that same year, this Jackson Hole-based company is known for its rock climbing and mountaineering skills courses and expeditions in Wyoming and Idaho. Its staff of all-star guides includes Al Read, with 46 years of guiding experience, and Jack Tackle, who made the first ascent of Mount McKinley's Isis Face. In the winter, Exum adds backcountry skiing, ice climbing, and ski and snowboard mountaineering to its trip roster.

Signature Trip: Mountaineering Instruction and Grand Teton Climb; mountaineering; 4 days; Wyoming

New in 2009

  • Name:Gannet Peak
  • Destination:Wyoming, United States
  • Duration:6 days
  • Price:$2,370


Countries Visited

  • U.S. & Canada:United States
Photograph courtesy of Exum Mountain Guides
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