High Profile Adventure Camp - Colorado

in United States at Mount Elbert Lodge

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About the Camp

June 7 - 11, 2017

Immerse yourself in Colorado's summer playground for adventurer's. Join High Profile's Colorado Adventure Camp for a one of a kind multi-sport trip of a lifetime.

Spend 4 days on and around Leadville and Twin Lakes. Rock climb, rappel, mountain bike, trek and mountaineer. The final day of the camp will be a summit attempt on Mount Massive, the 2nd highest mountain in Colorado.

Base camp is conveniently located in the historic mining town of Twin Lakes at an elevation of 9,200'.

The cost of the camp is only $1350 per adult and $675 for teenagers attending with a parent or parents. This includes 4 days of mountaineering adventure, 4 nights accommodations in a historic lodge, a daily hosted evening social hour, a commemorative gift, rock climbing at historic 10th Army training areas on Independence Pass, all ropes, rigging and climbing gear, instruction, maps, insurance, and an after summit celebration sponsored by Active Endeavors. Personal expenses are on your own. Note: Lodging based on double occupancy. $300 additional cost for requested single occupancy.

Each day's activities have been geared to acclimatize you to the altitude increasing your chances of standing on the summit of the 2nd highest peak in Colorado and the 3rd highest in the contiguous United States.

Come join your experienced trip leader, Gerry Voelliger, to enjoy a thoroughly planned and hassle free trip on some of his favorite genuine Colorado adventures. Space is limited. Participants must be in excellent health with a high level of physical fitness.

Sign up NOW, it will fill up quickly! Registrations are limited to 21 participants.

2017 Itinerary

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
4:00 p.m. Check In at the Mount Elbert Lodge in Twin Lakes
7:00 p.m. Arrival Get Together and Camp Orientation at the lodge.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
7:30 a.m. Leave for Fixed Ropes Adventure at Monitor Rock on Independence Pass
8:00 a.m. Fixed Ropes (rappelling, rock climbing)
5:00 p.m. Hosted Social Hour
6:00 p.m. Picnic Dinner as a group at the Lodge

Friday, June 9, 2017
6:00 a.m. Breakfast (on your own)
9:00 a.m. Trek or mountain bike on the Colorado Trail the perimeter of the Twin Lakes. Visit the historic Interlaken Resort. Sections of the trail are on the Leadville 100 Mountain Bike Race.
5:00 p.m. Hosted Social Hour at the Lodge
6:00 p.m. Dinner at the Lodge
7:00 p.m. Group Meeting and Gear Preparation for Summit Attempt

Saturday, June 10, 2017
03:00 a.m. Leave Lodge for La Plata Peak (note: We will be trekking the "northwest ridge" standard route. It is a 9.25 mile round trip with 4,500' elevation gain and rated as Class 2. Round trip takes approximately 9 hours)
7:00 p.m. Hosted Summit Party at The Grill in Leadville. The Grill has been rated as the top Mexican restaurant in all of Colorado. It is very authentic and a great time!

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Check out time is 10:00 a.m
NOTE: All times are tentative. Expect the unexpected!

Recommended Gear List

  • Trail Food (GU, Clif Bars, Jerky, candy Bars, hard candy, dried fruit, Gold Fish, nuts, etc.)
  • Bladder (70 ml. minimum) or two one liter bottles
  • Gloves - lightweight
  • Synthetic Shirt - medium to heavy weight
  • Synthetic Long Underwear top and bottoms
  • Waterproof Shell/Jacket and Pants
  • Soft Shell Pants and Jacket
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Running Shorts - Nylon
  • Hiking Boots or Trail Running Shoes along with a pair of "in camp" shoes
  • Hiking Socks - 2 pair of Merino Wool
  • Altimeter Watch - OPTIONAL
  • Back Pack
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses - interchangeable lens recommended
  • Knife or Multi-tool
  • Compass
  • Map(s)
  • Waterproof Matches/Lighter
  • 30 spf+ Sunscreen and lip screen
  • TP in a Ziploc Bag
  • Cell Phone in waterproof bag
  • Camera
  • First Aid Kit - personal size with band-aids, moleskin, aspirin/ibuprofen, duct tape, personal meds
  • Trekking Poles - OPTIONAL
  • Microspikes - Depends on trail conditions (snow and ice)
  • Gaiters (ankle or knee high)
  • Stocking Hat - Wool or Fleece
  • BUFF
  • Heat Packs (hand)
  • Climbing Helmet (provided)
  • Travel Bag (North Face Base Camp Duffel - Large or XL)
  • Climbing Harness (provided)
  • ATC (provided)
  • Locking Carabiners (provided)
  • Sport Slick Skin Protector or comparable
  • Dry Sack for extra clothes in backpack

Note: This list reflects gear which I have personally used extensively on multi-day expedition adventure races and on mountaineering trips to Mount Rainier and Colorado 14er's. All of the gear can be purchased from Active Endeavors - Davenport. Inform the staff when purchasing that you are attending the High Profile Adventure Camp to receive a discount.


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