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July 28, 2014

Meet Our Guide: Ryan Riggins

  Ryan Riggins is a Durango transplant, originally from Orinda, California. He came to Colorado chasing the “white surf” as he went from a the never-ending […]
July 23, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 23

Andrés and Christel had a wonderful expedition to Alpamayo. They have been enjoying the descent and being in the mountains. This morning they were in Cachapampa […]
July 19, 2014

Alpamayo Summit July 19

Congratulations Andrés and Christel! ¡Felicidades! The team started climbing from High Camp around midnight last night and were the first on route. After climbing through the […]
July 18, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 18

Andrés and Christel are doing well at High Camp (5,490m/18,011 ft.). They are feeling strong and tonight will go for the summit of Alpamayo (5,947m/19,512ft).  The […]
July 17, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 17

Andrés phoned in this afternoon. Christel and him are doing terrific, both are feeling great. Christel is super strong and positive, so together they are an […]
July 16, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 16

Andrés and Christel are doing excellent en route to Alpamayo. They are at Base Camp (4,300m/14,100ft) feeling great. Today they did a carry to Moraine Camp […]
July 15, 2014

Mt. Sneffels with Bill Grasse

San Juan Mountain Guide Bill Grasse captures the experience of summiting Mt. Sneffels with his client. Mt. Sneffels is located in the heart of the San […]
July 15, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 15

San Juan Mountain Guide’s second Alpamayo Expedition of the season is underway. Senior Guide, Andrés Marin is accompanied by the wonderful Christel Hennet. They arrived to […]
July 9, 2014

Classic Couloirs: Gilpin Peak

Classic Couloirs of the San Juans Gilpin Peak’s North Face Couloir The San Juan Mountains are blessed with a lifetime’s worth of climbing and mountaineering challenges […]
July 7, 2014

Alpamayo Update July 7

The Alpamayo Expedition is safe and they are now on their return trek to Cachapampa. They attempted the summit two nights; the 4th and 5th. Due […]
July 6, 2014

Telluride Via Ferrata

If you haven’t been on the Telluride Via Ferrata, you need to check it out!  It’s an adventure for the whole family!
July 5, 2014


Tim and I just got done with a great trip to Vestal Basin.  We parked at Molas pass and hiked in from there.  All total we hiked 20 […]
July 5, 2014

Alpamayo Update July 5

Andrés called this morning. The team did not make the summit last night. In high altitude climbing, factors have to be in line to reach the […]
July 4, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 4

Andrés, Jerry, and Nathan are going for the summit of Alpamayo (5,947 m/19,512ft) tonight. The native language of Perú is Quechua. Alpamayo in Quechuan signifies: Alpa:Earth […]
July 3, 2014

Alpamayo Video

Alpamayo CLimb
July 3, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 3

Heard good word from Andrés this afternoon. The Alpamayo Expedition is doing great! They arrived at High Camp (5,490m/18,011 ft.) today, feeling good and doing excellent. […]
July 2, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 2

Andrés checked in today from Moraine Camp (4,930m./16,175ft.) All is well. Everyone is doing great, they are enjoying the journey. He said the weather is a […]
July 1, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 1

Jerry, Nathan and Andrés are making great progress on Alpamayo. Received word from Andrés that they are all doing super and acclimatizing well. Today they did […]
July 1, 2014

Chicago Basin never fails to deliver!

Goats a-plenty and a cloudless day were had in chicago basin last week with Dave and Trevor, Jim, and Crew. While Jim’s crew had a successful […]