Guides

SJMG Guides

26 Years of Leadership

AMGA

San Juan Mountain Guides was founded in 1986 and the original owners were instrumental in the creation of the Ouray Ice Park as well as in the development of mountain guiding in the San Juans. Since that time, San Juan Mountain Guides has grown its operation to the entire San Juan Range – offering guided mountain adventures on over 4 million acres of public lands encompassing 5 national forests and multiple wilderness areas. In addition, we regularly guide in 5 other mountain states and lead numerous foreign adventures.

We are The Local Experts!

  • Locally Owned and Operated: Since 1986, San Juan Mountain Guides has been both Durango and Ouray, Colorado’s premier climbing guide service that is also 100% locally owned and family operated!
  • Only the Best Guides – Our guides are meticulously selected because they are 1) fun to be with in the mountains, 2) incredible teachers and instructors, 3) recognized as the best athletes in their discipline – among the finest climbers and skiers in the industry, and 4) love what they do. Our guides genuinely enjoy working with every ability level from children or rank beginners to high end athletes wanting to learn cutting edge techniques and climb some of the hardest routes in the world.
  • Guide Certification: All of our guides are AMGA or IFMGA Certified. These certifications insure that our clients are working with the best mountain practitioners in the industry.
  • AMGA Accreditation: San Juan Mountain Guides is one of a select group of companies to be recognized as an AMGA Accredited Guide Service.

The Owners/Managers

Nate Disser
Nate Disser
Andrew Klotz
Andrew Klotz
Annie Quathamer
Annie Quathamer

 

The Guides

Click on any guide photo to review their biography and certifications.  Guides listed alphabetically.

Dave Ahrens
Dave Ahrens
Mark Allen
Mark Allen
Aaron Ball
Aaron Ball
Karen Bockel
Karen Bockel
Rodrigo Callupe
Rodrigo Callupe
Clint Cook
Clint Cook

Gary Falk
Mike Gibbs
Mike Gibbs
 Dawn Glanc
Dawn Glanc
Bill Grasse
Bill Grasse
Eitan Green
Eitan Green
Ben Kiessel
Ben Kiessel
Andres Marin
Andres Marin
Elias des Andres-Martos
Elias des Andres-Martos
Mark Miller
Mark Miller
Patrick Ormond
Patrick Ormond
Danny Ozment
Danny Ozment
Chad Peele
Chad Peele
Matt Pickren
Matt Pickren
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Dale Remsberg

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Ryan Riggins

Geoff Schellens
Geoff Schellens

Jim Turner

Dan Zokaites
Dan Zokaites

 

SJMG Owners - Klotz and Disser Families

SJMG Owners – Disser and Klotz Families

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