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Welcome to the High Mountain Institute!
We are a small, educational non-profit located in Leadville, Colorado. The High Mountain Institute was founded in 1995 by Molly and Christopher Barnes in the spirit of combining best-of-class wilderness education with traditional academics.
Working with teenagers is our specialty, and we have served over 1,000 of them in programs varying in length from two weeks to four months. Our signature program is the HMI Semester, a semester-long academic and wilderness program for successful high school juniors. We also offer a variety of summer programs.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our mission or our programs, and thanks for visiting.