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December 5, 2010

Bird Brain Boulevard

Saturday we decided to take the tools for a walk on Bird Brain Boulevard up in Skylight just outside Ouray, CO. As the first rays of […]
November 25, 2010

Eureka Ice Conditions

On Thanksgiving Day we decided to go up to Eureka and get a quick session on Whorehouse Hose and checkout the conditions in the rest of […]
November 21, 2010

Current Ice Conditions in the San Juans

Ice conditions for the 2010/11 winter are shaping up pretty good so far. On Saturday 11/20/10 we went up to South Mineral Creek outside of Silverton […]
November 19, 2010

Winter Weather Forecast Update

Looks like winter is here to stay in the San Juans!  A powerful winter storm is set to impact the area starting this Saturday through the […]
November 18, 2010

Current Ski Conditions in the San Juans

Recently our head ski guide Andrew Klotz did some ski touring the in the San Juan high country to get a read on conditions and see […]
October 26, 2010

Bill Grasse: AMGA Certified Rock Guide

We are pleased to announce that Bill Grasse, a Senior Guide at Southwest Adventure Guides (SWAG), has passed his American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Rock Guides […]
August 30, 2010

Wham Ridge, A Mountaineering Adventure

Another beautiful day in the San Juan mountains as Chris joined Ben and I for an ascent of Wham Ridge on Vestal peak. Day one consisted […]
August 18, 2010

10 Days in the Weminuche Wilderness

Earlier this summer we did an amazing 10 Day climbing trip in the Weminuche Wilderness.  During the course of the trip we climbed Centennial 13’ers Vestal […]
August 16, 2010

Jagged Peak

Here are some photos from a great trip with Del and Marcus into Noname Basin to climb Jagged Peak. This is our camp at 11,400′ in […]
August 15, 2010

Light and Fast on Vestal

Just got back from a Light and Fast Alpine Course in Vestal Basin.  It was a great trip with perfect weather, and fun people. Mike and […]
August 9, 2010

Alpamayo via the French Direct

Earlier this summer Erik Weihenmayer climbed Alpamayo via the French Direct in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca with us and Southwest Adventure Guide Rodrigo Callupe.  It was the […]
June 26, 2010

Black Canyon Rock Climbing Fun

It was off the the Black Canyon to meet Chris for a weekend of slabs, splitters, and runout fun for Ben and I last weekend. Ben […]
June 6, 2010

SWAG/IMG Mt. Bona Expedition Part 2

Nate left off with the team about to carry up to camp 2. May 28-Instead of making two carries to camp 2 as we did to […]
May 28, 2010

Alpamayo Expedition Getting Ready

We are about to launch our first Peru trip of the year, with a climb of Alpamayo’s French Direct.  Joining us this year will be Erik […]
May 28, 2010

SWAG/IMG Mt. Bona Expedition

This year we have joined forces again with International Mountain Guides (IMG) to offer the Mt. Bona Expedition in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park.  The […]
May 27, 2010

SWAG Achieves AMGA Accreditation

Recently, Southwest Adventure Guide achieved American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Accreditation.  What does AMGA Accreditation mean?  Taken from the AMGA website is the following statment: “Accreditation […]
May 13, 2010

Climbing in Moab Utah. Two days of Cracks, Faces, and Desert Spires.

A great weekend of fun in the sun as Chris, a frequent of the winter programs, met us in Moab Utah to warm up a bit.  […]
May 10, 2010

Snowdon Denali Prep. Course

Chris is signed up for an expedition to climb Denali in July this summer with Mountain Trip.  So he brought his family of seasoned mountaineers along […]
May 1, 2010

Snowdon Peak under winter conditions

Southwest Colorado’s combined cold spring and overall great snowpack during the 09/2010 winter have created long-lasting winter conditions in the high country. John flew in from […]
March 26, 2010

Denali Prep. Course

We had a great Denali Prep. Course last week with two really fun participants, Sergey and Edie. The course took place at the foot of Snowdon […]