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May 19, 2011

Rock Climbing in Durango with the Logan School

Our first big rock climbing group trip of the season began with a bit of bad weather.  Our plans for a great day of climbing at […]
May 10, 2011

Kids Rock Climbing Programs in Durango, CO

Check out this flyer for our BRAND NEW Kids Rock Summer Climbing Programs here in Durango, CO.  Kids ages 7 – 14+ will have the opportunity […]
March 30, 2011

Hat Trick – Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, and Ice Climbing in One Weekend!

Chris joined us for a hat trick weekend this last weekend of mountaineering, rock climbing, and ice climbing. The weekend started out with a attempt at […]
March 13, 2011

Intro to Mountaineering

This last week, Jeff, Matt, Mike, Jamie and Jason joined Matt and I for what turned out to be a great time in the San Juans. […]
March 13, 2011

Living The Dream, Another Great Weekend of Ice Climbing

Despite getting food poisoning from suspect airport food, Chris trooped through the weekend in style.   Back in Ouray, Chris was able to overcome and conquer getting […]
March 8, 2011

Ice Climbing: Getting Ready for Artesonraju

Allan joined me this past weekend to get some vertical ice climbing under his belt. Allan has climbed all over North and South America already, and […]
February 26, 2011

The Healing Touch. Injury recovery and prevention the right way

As if we aren’t lucky enough here in Durango!  Already having access to some of the best backcountry skiing, ice climbing, rock climbing, alpine climbing, and […]
February 22, 2011

Southwest Adventure Guides check out the conditions

Dave and I got together this week to go climbing on some new terrain. We spent Monday morning in the ‘Grad School’ area of the Ice […]
February 22, 2011

Old time friends get together for annual ice climbing

For the second year in a row Roger, Michael and Brian got together in Ouray to fine tune their ice climbing skills with Gary and myself. […]
February 21, 2011

Advanced Ice Climbing in Ouray

Srdja and I spent the last four days climbing everything in sight around Ouray, CO. Day 1:We started out in the New Frontier where Srdja quickly […]
February 21, 2011

Ice Climbing in Silverton and Ouray.

Chris’s total domination of the ice continued last weekend with an ascent of Whore House Hoses and more sending at the Ouray Ice Park. First off […]
February 4, 2011

Introduction to Ice Climbing Ouray style.

Last weekend, Eric, Adam, and Morgan joined me for a two day introduction to ice climbing in beautiful Ouray, Colorado. Upon meeting in the morning on […]
January 31, 2011

January Mountaineering- Perfect Conditions

Family and friends came together from all over the country to participate in one of SWAG’s winter mountaineering courses over the last weekend of January. We […]
January 17, 2011

Winter Mountaineering in the San Juans

Jack from Atlanta and Kathy from New Jersey came out to the San Juans for four days of winter mountaineering. We were in Cascade Canyon for […]
January 3, 2011

Ice Climbing in Colorado

Chris came out for a three day weekend to do some ice climbing.  We spent the first day just North of Durango at Cascade Canyon getting […]
December 31, 2010

Updated Mountain Conditions in the San Juans

It’s been awhile since we last updated the Blog, but that’s only because we’ve been incredibly busy in the last few weeks with mountaineering courses, ice […]
December 13, 2010

Ecuador Volacnoes Dispatch #4

Dispatch from Gary Falk about their recent successful ascent of Cotopaxi.  More pictures to follow shortly! We put six out of eight climbers on the 19,347 […]
December 10, 2010

Ecuador Volcanoes Trip Dispatch #3

Today we climbed Rumiñahui’s Central peak (15,203) to acclimatize further.  Starting at the beautiful Limiopungo lake, the climb took us roughly 4 hours to the summit […]
December 7, 2010

Ecuador Volcanoes Trip Dispatches #2

We climbed Pasochoa today, topping out at about 13,500ft. It is a beautiful hike beginning on a dairy farm, where we chatted with the owner who […]
December 7, 2010

Ecuador Volcanoes Trip Dispatch #1

Our first day in Ecuador was spent walking around its capitol city Quito. In our last trip, we loved to stay in cause our Borneo Lodge, […]