Exum Mountain Guides

In 1929, Glenn Exum began climbing in the Teton Range with Paul Petzoldt, who had been guiding small numbers of clients since 1925. Together they formed a partnership that became the Petzoldt-Exum School of American Mountaineering. Glenn’s innovations remain the bedrock principles of Exum Mountain Guides. People of all ages are taught to climb before they attempt crags or summits. They learn balance, knots, rope handling, the use of the climbing rope for protection, climbing techniques, and how to rappel. Exum also emphasizes safety, awareness of hazards, and sensitivity to the mountain environment. After guiding and teaching for 80 years, Exum Mountain Guides enjoys an unmatched reputation for excellence.