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July 7, 2009

Snowdon Peak

Climbed Snowdon Peak via the West Buttress with Max today.  No matter how many times I do this climb, I always enjoy the combination of aesthetics […]
June 30, 2009

The Florida Mountaineer

Last week, Garry from Florida came to Durango on his vacation out west to climb his first peak.  Garry had some multi-pitch climbing experience so the […]
June 23, 2009

Liberty Ridge – Mt. Rainier

The other trip I guided on Mt. Rainier, along with fellow SWAG guide Gary Falk, was a climb of the ultra classic Liberty Ridge.  This is […]
June 22, 2009

Kautz Glacier – Mt. Rainier

I just completed a short stint of guiding on Mt. Rainier for Rainier Mountaineering Inc. (RMI).  The first trip I led, along with fellow SWAG guide […]
June 3, 2009

LNT Trainer Course

We recently hosted a Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer’s Course here in Durango.  Kate and Tracy, the LNT traveling trainers stopped by for the 2 day […]
May 24, 2009

Spring Mountaineering

Last week, Patrick from Texas came up for a few days of alpine training in the San Juans.  A few days of rock climbing in the […]
May 14, 2009

Ham 'n Eggs Couloir – Moose's Tooth – Ruth Gorge, AK

Loyal client Valari W. recently completed, and successfully, summited the Moose’s Tooth in the Ruth Gorge/Denali National Park, via the Ham ‘n Eggs Couloir.  She was […]
April 30, 2009

Military Training

Out in the mountains for a few days with a crew from the Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM.  A group of 7 soldiers from the 21st […]
April 11, 2009

More Ski the Peaks

Another day in the mountains on our Ski the Peaks program.  Due to the weather, we were forced to make a change in our scheduled descent […]
April 5, 2009

Ski the Peaks

Our Ski the Peaks programs in the San Juans are in full swing.  Last weekend we completed a ski descent of the West Face Couloir of […]
March 16, 2009

Backcountry Skiing Part 2

Spent another day in the backcountry with Ben from Oklahoma.  We’ve successfully converted him from resort skiing and claims he’ll never go back after a few […]
March 15, 2009

Backcountry Skiing near Silverton

Did some backcountry skiing today with Ben from Oklahoma.  It was his first time bc skiing but he performed like a pro!  We toured up and […]
March 8, 2009

Engineer Mountain

Great weekend in the San Juans.   About 6 inches of snow on Saturday gave way to perfect weather on Sunday.  Did an overnight on Engineer Mtn. […]
March 6, 2009

Stairway to Heaven

Climbed Stairway to Heaven in Eureka with 2 clients today.  Nice job Ari and Alex!!  Forgot the camera, so no pictures.  It looked like it was […]
February 28, 2009

Whorehouse Ice Hose

Climbed Whorehouse Hose with a client on Saturday.  First pitch is in excellent condition, though a bit brittle due to the warm day temps and cold […]
May 8, 2008

Bear Mountain Dispatch

Twas a beautiful day…