The elevation in town in Silverthorne is 9,035 feet above sea level and most towns in Summit County share similar or higher elevations. When adjusting to altitude, the body needs to work a little harder. You might experience difficulty sleeping, difficulty catching your breath even during mild exertion, a racing heart rate, nausea, and a loss of appetite.
For our Peak Ascents we strongly recommend and encourage clients to spend around 3 days in Summit County or similar elevations prior to your attempt to one of our higher peaks, especially if traveling above 13,000ft.
Altitude affects people differently, and can affect the same person differently on separate occasions. If you deal with chronic pulmonary, cardiac, or other health issues like asthma, COPD, diabetes, CHF or if you are pregnant you should consult your doctor before your activity. Our guides are trained to recognize altitude sickness symptoms in the field and reserve the right to end the trip at any time.