Like building great companies, bootpacks are just as much about the climb as they are about the summit. Every adventure begins with a plan, but often forces beyond our control intervene and lead you to pivot your strategy. That might mean traversing to the next ridge, treeline, or couloir to seek refuge. If on the ascent you stumble across an untouched glade, bowl, or face, your toil may yield unexpected early returns. And sometimes after reaching lofty goals, you are inspired to take on an even greater challenge or grand new route. You reap the rewards only to immediately get back to work and continue climbing, forever higher. 

Taking the bootpack requires teamwork, focus, sound judgment, strong effort and risk management to realize success. We are inspired by the people whose achievements, ideas, and aspirations that comprise the mountain communities across Intermountain West.