The purpose of the Guide in Training Program is to provide an unparalleled skills and leadership
development opportunity for highly motivated high school juniors and seniors. The program is based
in Crested Butte, Colorado. A truly unique and authentic mountain town in the heart of the Rock
Mountains. Crested Butte is also the home of Irwin Guides, a global guide service that provides
world-class experiences for adventurers of all ages.
Day 1: Welcome, gear check, first aid, CPR & camp setup.Day 2: Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding on the Gunnison River.Day 3: Rafting and inflatable kayaking on the Gunnison River.Day 4: Advanced rafting and inflatable kayaking on the Taylor River.Day 5: Rock Climbing: knots, belying, rappelling and climbing techniques.Day 6: Alpine Mountaineering/ Peak Day, closing ceremonies and graduation.