Our Experience

A Lifetime of Experience in the Mountains

Benoit and Olivier pose on the Friction Pitch, Upper Exum Ridge, Grand Teton.

Mountaineering

Our Mountain Guides love climbing all over the world, whether it be warm granite at the City of Rocks in Idaho or big mountains in the Alps or Andes. Aerial Boundaries can put together the perfect climbing trip for you to train for specific objectives, accomplish dream climbs, or just learn and have fun.

Education

Aerial Boundaries’ mountain guides pride themselves on being educators as well as guides. Our goal is to teach skills and learn about the people and places that we visit. We want you to go home with a new perspective on the world and the tools to help you accomplish future goals.

Parque Patagonia, Aysén Region, Chile.

Photo by YADID LEVY

Man navigates at the Chacabuco Valley, Parque Patagonia, Aysén Region, Chile.

Photo by YADID LEVY

Leadership

The core of our leadership programs is based on Guide Leadership. World-class mountain guides have much to teach about successfully managing a team in uncertain situations. We use the tents of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Christopher Maxwell, author of Lead Like a Guide: How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to be Better Leaders.

Adventure Travel

Founder of Patagonia, Inc. and legendary adventurer Yvon Chouinard once said ” Adventure starts when something goes disastrously wrong.” While we don’t espouse that sentiment completely when we are with guests, we are not always fans of the hour-by-hour itinerary. We like to keep things flexible. Weather changes in the mountains. Opportunities arise when we are with local people. On a trip in the Sacred Valley in the highlands of Peru, our local guide Marco noticed a gathering at a local school. Our guests were invited on the spot to a kindergarten theater production which turned in to a wedding party. That was not on the itinerary.

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Alps Trip Experience

Cultural Connections

We strive to be travelers, not tourists. With our local connections throughout the world we’re able visit with local people and have experiences that tourists can’t. The best example is Patagonia. We spend time on the Estancia Rio Verde, a working sheep and cattle ranch on the shores of Skyring Sound. Ride horses on the windswept grasslands with the ranch’s staff and even get your hands dirty helping out with ranch chores. On a recent trip to the Dolomites, Christian was invited by a local guide to climb the Marmolada, the highest summit in the region, on the 150th anniversary of its first ascent. Dressing in period clothing the group ascended the mountain with hundreds of others and was treated to a choral band concert on the summit!