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December 4, 2009

Major Winter Storm On Tap For Next Week!

Check out this text from the National Weather Service.  Winter is in full swing, ice conditions are superb, and this storm should really help ski conditions, […]
October 28, 2009

Winter Has Arrived in the San Juans!

Winter has officially begun in Durango and the San Juans with a few inches of snow in town this morning with A LOT more up in […]
October 23, 2009

Honeymoon Chimneys, Indian Creek, & Fine Jade

Last week I spent 3 days in the Utah desert with Erik Weihenmeyer and fellow guide Ben Kiessel.  Erik has joined us on a few trips […]
October 16, 2009

Video of AMGA Alpine Guides Exam

This video was put together by Martin Volken, one of the examiners for our Alpine Exam, and it highlights the process of becoming a Certified Alpine […]
September 29, 2009

AMGA Alpine Guides Exam

I’m glad to report that I’ve successfully completed and passed the AMGA Alpine Guides Exam!  It didn’t come easy, and a whole lot of time, money, […]
September 8, 2009

Colorado Vacation

Joe came out to Colorado for a mountain climbing vacation. He started out his trip in the San Juans and then is heading up to the […]
September 5, 2009

AMGA Alpine Guides Exam

From September 15 – 26 Nate will be taking his Alpine Exam with the American Mountain Guides Association. A separate Blog has been set up to […]
September 1, 2009

Astrodog in The Black

Climbed August 8th and 9th. Trip report soon…                                  
September 1, 2009

Beautiful Ice Lakes

After getting rained out prior in the season, the Karch family returned for a trip into Ice Lakes Basin of the San Juan Mountains. We met […]
August 31, 2009

Weminuche Backpacking

Nate and his mother Terry came out from Boston to see some western sights.  After they visited the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde, we went backpacking […]
August 20, 2009

Backpacking and Peak Climbing in the Weminuche

This was an incredible journey! We spent eight days playing in the great outdoors in Southwest Colorado! This included climbing at a local crag, climbing one […]
August 9, 2009

Storm King Peak and East Trinity

Just completed a busy week, the headline of which was a backcountry trip into Stormy Gulch for a climb of the E. Ridge of Storm King […]
August 4, 2009

New Jersey to Snowdon

Jim and Jill from New Jersey climbed Snowdon today, which was their first mountain ever.  Jill, who has done marathons all over the world and is […]
July 30, 2009

Vestal Peak in 2 Days

Climbed Vestal Peak via the Wham Ridge with Pat from El Paso, TX this week.  We did the trip as a 2 day climb, riding the […]
July 28, 2009

Training for Rainier

Ed from Omaha came out to Durango for a few days in Chicago Basin with training for Rainier in mind.  Ed will start climbing Rainier on […]
July 21, 2009

Perfect Weather

After what seemed like some unusually wet weather in June, we have been having perfect blue skies.  Making the temperature in Durango hot and the weather […]
July 20, 2009

El Nino Forming for 2009 – 2010

It was recently reported by NOAA that an El Nino weather pattern is forming in the Pacific Ocean, and is expected to strengthen and continue through […]
July 18, 2009

From New York With Speed

After a quick flight 2/3 of the way across of the US, Dave from New York and I, hopped the Durango – Silverton Railroad with our heart set […]
July 18, 2009

Wham in a day

Last Friday, Aaron, Bill and I ran in for a 1 day ascent of Vestal Peak’s Wham Ridge.  Without the aid of the train, this is […]
July 14, 2009

Durango Rock Climbing

As the Animas starts to recede, our rock climbing adventures in Durango always pick up.  It’s an absolutely great time of year to climb in Durango, […]