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December 24, 2014

3 Interesting Facts about Our Ski Tour in Northern Italy

San Juan Mountain Guides will be adding the Ortler Traverse, a prominent ski tour in Italy’s South Tyrol, a mountain range straddling the Italian-Austrian border. Despite […]
December 17, 2014

The 2015 European Ortler Traverse: Q & A with San Juan Mtn Guide, Pat Ormond

  Pat is a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide, having completed his AMGA Rock, Alpine Guide, and Ski Mountaineering Certifications. This will be his second trip […]
December 10, 2014

Gear Review: OR Lodestar Jacket

The Lodestar Jacket With winter upon us in here in the San Juans, our technical layers take on added importance. SW Colorado and the San Juan […]
December 9, 2014

Ames Ice Hose Conditions 12.8.14

Classic Line Back In Condition Climbed Ames with Kevin today. The first pitch is in the fattest and most protectable condition I have ever climbed it. […]
November 20, 2014

San Juan Ice Conditions Update: Ice is IN – Come and Get It!

Classics are IN and Getting Climbed After a bit of nervousness with respect to how the trajectory of this early ice season was going to play […]
November 6, 2014

San Juan Ice Conditions November 5, 2014

Early November Ice Conditions Report It’s that time of year again – ice season is fast approaching.  Winter has returned to the San Juans – with […]
September 23, 2014

How to Get Stoked-Part I: Waking Up

Stokin’ ain’t just for the fire and keeping your average stoke-level high ain’t easy. If it was easy to be stoked on everyday life as we […]
August 13, 2014

Trip Video: Vestal Peak via Wham Ridge

Vestal Peak, elevation 13,870 ft (4,230 m), is a summit in the Needle Mountains of southwest Colorado. The peak is southeast of Silverton in the Weminuche […]
August 6, 2014

Meet our Guide: Dawn Glanc

Dawn Glanc, pronounced, “Glance”, was born and raised in Brunswick, Ohio. In 1996, at the age of 21, she moved to the Black Hills of South […]
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!