Climb Denali's West Buttress Like A Pro

climb the mountain like you've done it 100 times before

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Heading to Denali this spring? Nervous about succeeding on this major Alaskan Expedition? More than 50% of climbers are denied from reaching the summit of Denali every year. Would you rather leave your chances of success to a coin flip, or stack the odds in your favor?

This unique multimedia course teaches you the critical skills and strategies needed to reach the summit of Denali like a pro. Nowhere else will you find this highly refined information, organized, and delivered in an entertaining way. It is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to avoid frustrating (and dangerous) rookie mistakes. Instructional climbing how-to videos, gear lists, route lines, logistical beta, meal plans, medical discussions, and so much more. All designed to help you have a successful and safe expedition.

Say goodbye to rookie mistakes. Say hello to reaching the summit like a pro!

Course Curriculum

  Introduction - Use Your Judgement
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  A to Z Gear List - A Gram Geeks Guide
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  Food - Avoid Denali Fat Camp, Bring Good Food
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  You made it - Now Go Climb Like A Pro
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  Bonus Section
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Your Instructor

Mark Smiley
Mark Smiley

Mark Smiley's passion for adventure has taken him around the world on more than 30 expeditions to places like China, Peru, Ecuador, Africa, Chile, Argentina, Across Europe, Canada, and Alaska.

He and his wife, Janelle, are the only people that have attempted to climb all 50 Classic Climbs of North America (48 successfully). Additionally, he was part of a team to set a world record skiing across the entire Alps Mountain Range (1100 miles and 292,000 vertical feet) in a mere 36 days.

His teaching style is fun, mellow and easy to understand. As an IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide, Mark is among the world's elite guides to reach this status. More important than this certification, is his candid style of conveying to you the best techniques that will help you the most. Through this course you will tap into his expertise and knowledge for real-world learning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the course?
The 45 short films total 3.5 hours of learning. There are supporting PDF packing lists and GPS route lines as well.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have access to all the content so long as you have cell service or a wifi connection - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I want you to be happy! If you are unsatisfied with this course, contact me in the first 30 days and I will give you a full refund.
Does this course take the adventure out of the experience?
No. Denali is big enough that you will have plenty of adventure during your expedition.

"We used you How to Climb Denali course this year. Thank you for putting this together it was worth every penny. By using many of the lessens gleaned in you course we were able the successfully climb Denali and summit from 14k. We felt confident and well informed of the challenges the mountain presented. Thanks for the support and the education Mark"
-Greg Rehn

"Dude...your video tutorial is PERFECT!!!
All that info is absolutely invaluable...answers all my questions!!
-Pete Moore
successfully reached the summit of Denali from 14K camp

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