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July 5, 2014


Tim and I just got done with a great trip to Vestal Basin.  We parked at Molas pass and hiked in from there.  All total we hiked 20 […]
July 5, 2014

Alpamayo Update July 5

Andrés called this morning. The team did not make the summit last night. In high altitude climbing, factors have to be in line to reach the […]
July 4, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 4

Andrés, Jerry, and Nathan are going for the summit of Alpamayo (5,947 m/19,512ft) tonight. The native language of Perú is Quechua. Alpamayo in Quechuan signifies: Alpa:Earth […]
July 3, 2014

Alpamayo Video

Alpamayo CLimb
July 3, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 3

Heard good word from Andrés this afternoon. The Alpamayo Expedition is doing great! They arrived at High Camp (5,490m/18,011 ft.) today, feeling good and doing excellent. […]
July 2, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 2

Andrés checked in today from Moraine Camp (4,930m./16,175ft.) All is well. Everyone is doing great, they are enjoying the journey. He said the weather is a […]
July 1, 2014

Alpamayo Expedition July 1

Jerry, Nathan and Andrés are making great progress on Alpamayo. Received word from Andrés that they are all doing super and acclimatizing well. Today they did […]
July 1, 2014

Chicago Basin never fails to deliver!

Goats a-plenty and a cloudless day were had in chicago basin last week with Dave and Trevor, Jim, and Crew. While Jim’s crew had a successful […]
June 30, 2014

Alpamayo Update June 30, 2014

Our Alpamayo team arrived at base camp yesterday. Base camp is at roughly 4,320 meters or 14,173 feet. They are all feeling good and will spend […]
June 28, 2014

En Route Towards Alpamayo

Good word from the Alpamayo Expedition. Andrés called via sat phone. They had a terrific day hiking, it was beautiful and everyone is feeling great. Tomorrow they will […]
June 27, 2014

Perú Expedition June 28, 2014

Andrés, Jerry and Nathan had a great day in Huaraz packing up for the big adventure, filling up on Perúvian delicacies, and drinking agua de coconut. […]
June 26, 2014

Peru Expedition June 26, 2014

Our team led by Andrés Marin arrived safely to Lima yesterday. Andrés is psyched to have Jerry and his son Nathan on the expedition to Alpamayo. […]
June 23, 2014

Ham ‘n Eggs & Shaken Not Stirred

Out Is A State Of Mind Alaska Range Trip Report by Frank Robertson This spring, SJMG Senior Guide Mark Miller and climbing guest Frank Robertson headed […]
June 18, 2014

Sendero Iluminoso Ouray Rock

Adventure is literally right out our door here in Ouray. Just a short hike from town is a great nine pitch rock route, Sendero Iluminoso. This […]
June 5, 2014

Featured Guide: Dave Ahrens

Dave Ahrens AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide Superior Guest Review of Dave: “Phenomenal, the trip was catered to our ability level, designed to challenge but stay […]
June 5, 2014

No Belay Device? Use the Munter Hitch!

Dropped Belay Device? Use the Munter Hitch! If you’re a rock climber, chances are you’ve done some multi-pitch rock climbing or are at least thinking/planning to […]
May 23, 2014

Alpine Anchors – 1 Piece

A thick spring snowpack is making for excellent alpine climbing conditions.  Went were able to sneak out of the office the other day to climb a […]
May 7, 2014

Ski Mountaineering Camp

Our four day ski mountaineering camp this April was a total success, with great ski conditions,and green light avalanche hazard.  We began the trip with a […]
April 30, 2014

Alaska Expedition #2 Update

Ham n Eggs Success! SJMG Guide Andres Marin called in yesterday evening and reported that everyone was doing great and that they had successfully climbed the […]
April 26, 2014

Alaska Expedition April 26, 2014

Our next team of climbers set out this afternoon from Talkeetna to fly into the Ruth Canal, if all goes well.  Lead Guide Andrés Marin is […]