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December 3, 2013

Level 1 Avalanche Skills for Skiers & Climbers Part 1

A bunch of early season snow has inspired me to work on a project I have been wanting to do for years – an online primer […]
November 20, 2013

Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice

Techniques for Efficiency With backcountry ice climbing here in the San Juans and around Colorado already in full swing, we thought it would be a good […]
November 19, 2013

The Talisman: A San Juan Classic

Yesterday Thad and I decided it was finally time to get out and start swinging the ice tools.  We headed up Camp Bird Rd. outside of […]
November 14, 2013

Winter Mountaineering on Mount Sneffels

Ivan and I were able to make it up into Yankee Boy Basin this week to do some winter mountaineering.  We enjoyed perfect Colorado weather the […]
November 14, 2013

2014 Ouray Ice Fest Clinics Available!

Registration Now Open! The 2014 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics are now available for purchase.  Click on this link to go to the Clinic Schedule and Shopping […]
November 5, 2013

Ice Climbing The Ribbon

An Early Season Climb of The Ribbon Wow!  We are feeling grateful in the San Juans!  Based on the wet September and the cycles of snow, […]
November 3, 2013

Winter has come to Snowdon

Saturday, Tim and I were able to get out and climb Snowdon.  Although it’s still fall in Durango, it most definitely is winter above 10,000′.  I’m […]
October 31, 2013

Backcountry Ski Repair Kit

Essential Equipment for Ski Touring An often overlooked, but critical piece of backcountry safety equipment, is your repair kit.  After blowing up a ski binding, try […]
October 22, 2013

October Snow = Fat Early Season Ice

The Best Recipe for Early Season Ice Conditions Around the middle of October and as the temperatures in the high country start to drift towards the […]
October 22, 2013

Early Season Skiing in the San Juans is On!

With a couple of big storms in early October we have laid down a nice base for decent early season turns. I don’t feel like it […]
October 7, 2013

Layering for Backcountry Skiing

Clothing Systems for all Conditions As always, the gear your choose can make the difference in all the ways you envision as you’re planning your next […]
September 27, 2013

Mountain Conditions Update

Current Snow Levels in the San Juans A few of us have been out and about in the San Juan Mountains during the last week – […]
September 24, 2013

Mt Rainier Climb Wrap Up

100% Success on the Kautz Glacier Earlier this summer, July 28 – August 1 to be exact, myself (Nate Disser) and Dave Ahrens successfully led 4 […]
September 10, 2013

Vestal Peak Video

Trailer Video Recently a few of us headed out into the Weminuche Wilderness for a climb of the inspiring Wham Ridge on Vestal Peak.  Vestal Peak […]
September 5, 2013

Featured Guide: Dan Zokaites

SJMG Guide Interview Dan Zokaites – AMGA Rock Guide The Featured Guide section is a new element of our newsletter and SJMG Blog intended to provide you with […]
September 4, 2013

The Weminuche Ski Traverse

The Weminuche Ski Traverse Andrew Klotz  – AMGA Certified Ski Guide   On April 23rd of 2013 I set out with three friends to do a […]
September 2, 2013

A Few Photos from a Weekend in the Mountains

Inspiration from Imagery Labor Day Weekend We’ve had a busy weekend here in the San Juans, with fantastic weather and plenty of summits throughout the range […]
August 29, 2013

Guide Tip: Become the Best Belayer Ever

4 Easy to Follow Tips by Dawn Glanc AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide So many times when we go climbing, the sole focus is on […]
August 19, 2013

Wilson Peak, Chicago Basin, and Noname Basin

The last couple weeks have flown by!  Here are some of the highlights… Shawn, Nick and I climbed Sunlight(14,059′) and Windom(14,082′) in Chicago Basin. I met […]
August 13, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #2 Recap

Success on the French Direct SJMG Guide Andres Marin Our expedition was just incredible.  Every moment was just fantastic, in our journey to the top of […]