Policies for adventure

General Trip Policies:

  • No use of judgement altering non-prescription substances will be used during an event.

  • Any person experiences signs or symptoms of altitude sickness will be monitored by a guide for severity.  The lead guide will make determination of treatment and if group is to proceed.  If any person shows signs or symptoms of High-Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), group will evacuate immediately.​

  • All guests will demonstrate knowledge of, and proper use of their equipment.  Any guest using rental equipment will have a tutorial by a staff member prior to demonstration.

  • Sunglasses must be worn above tree line.  Sunscreen recommended.

  • Guests will be given the opportunity to borrow any non-essential company gear in order to supplement personal gear.  Guides may make suggestions while conducting equipment check. (Clothing, sunglasses, etc.)

  • Expectation lists will be posted on reservation web page and emailed to guests at time of reservation.  To include:

    • Required gear list

    • Recommended gear list

    • Skill level associated with selected trip

    • Current weather forecast

    • Unforeseen circumstance cancellation policy

    • Expedition behavior policy

  • Guides will be certified Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or above and carry appropriate medical equipment for their skill level and trip plan

  • Guides will carry company satellite communication device and (Family Radio Service) FRS radios.  Check in with basecamp will occur at a minimum:

    • Upon departure of Trail Head (TH)

    • Upon transition to downhill

    • Upon return to TH

  • Group member check in will be conducted prior to departure of TH.  This includes:

    • Transceiver check (winter)

    • Concerns upon arrival.

    • Forgotten gear.

    • Communications check.

 

Backcountry Winter Travel Policies:

  • Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) website will be used to track conditions.  Any recommendations made by CAIC will be strictly adhered to.  No Orange or above terrain of 30-45 degrees will be traveled other than to cross. No Red or above terrain of 30-45 degrees and of significant size will be crossed.

  • Weather conditions will be monitored before and during trips.

  • Crossing of acceptable avalanche terrain will be done so one at a time.  First person to cross will be a guide with a radio.  Communication will be maintained at all times to ensure each guest is clear of hazard before next person proceeds.

  • All persons will carry avalanche transceiver, shovel, and probe while on winter trips

  • Winter sports helmets will be worn at all times while riding downhill without climbing skins.

  • If trip is overnight or greater than two miles one way, guides will carry:

    • Rescue bivy

    • Rescue sled

    • Snow melting stove kit (winter)​

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Hiking and Backpacking Policies:

  • All participants will wear close-toe shoes.

  • If needing to leave camp to use the facila-trees, check out and in with another person.

  • Guides will monitor weather for lightning or severe rain.

  • Any life threatening injuries will be immediately evacuated.

  • Lit stoves/fires will be attended until out and cool to touch.

  • LNT practices will be followed

MTB/Bike Packing Policies:

  • All participants are required to use all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times while riding.

  • No-go weather conditions include rain, snow, lightning, tornadoes, Godzilla, mudslide.

  • Guides will bring a bicycle repair kit.

  • Guides will bring MTB specific first aid kit.

  • Group will participate in a pre-ride safety talk.

  • 1:4 guide/guest ratio

  • clothing list (appropriate)

  • All guests will be required to use company provided transportation to and from TH.

Water based trip Policies:

  • PFD will be worn at all times while in the boat.

  • Pre trip brief will be conducted by the trip leader prior to put-in.

  • Sunscreen or sun protective clothing will be utilized.

  • No-go weather conditions include lightning or flood possibilities.