Gary's Open Road


Neptune Mountaineering

“If you really don’t know where you’re headed, don’t get yourself locked into something you can’t get out of.”


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Nestled below the aerial mountains of Colorado, Neptune Mountaineering is a store fully stocked with everything needed to enjoy the mountain world. While his parents were disappointed that Gary had dropped out of school, Gary was determined to follow his own path. In Colorado, Gary got a job working at a mountaineering store, and found he had a niche for it. With a fellow climber who could repair boots, Gary opened a tiny boot-repair store with a small amount of mountaineering retail. Today, his store has grown substantially, and he has expanded its specialties to include climbing, Nordic skiing, and Alpine touring.

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