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August 13, 2013

OR Guide Uniform

Outdoor Research Guide Uniforms SJMG Guide Ben Kiessel As a partner guide service with Outdoor Research, each season we get a few new pieces of technical […]
July 26, 2013

Colorado 14ers!

Although Ken lives in Texas he is on a mission to climb Colorodo’s 54 14,000 foot peaks!  Last week we went into Chicago Basin with his […]
July 26, 2013

Midwestern Motivation

Its not super common that we hike into Vestal Basin from Molas Pass.  We usually take the train which cuts off about 6 miles round trip […]
July 22, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #2 Back at Basecamp

Pachamanca Time! We wanted to let everyone know that the team is safely back at basecamp and enjoying some rest before the final push back to […]
July 22, 2013

Alpamayo Team #2 Summit!

Safely Back at High Camp Just got word that Alpamayo Team #2 summited yesterday and are safely back in high camp!  We will post a full […]
July 17, 2013

Alpamayo Team #2 Off and Running!

At Alpamayo Basecamp Our second Alpamayo Expedition of the season is underway and going very well. Everyone in the group arrived to Lima on time, with […]
July 15, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #1 Recap

Alpamayo Summit Success! On Tuesday July 9th, we moved to high camp after a 3 day snow storm that had us tent bouded at Morraine Camp. […]
July 14, 2013

Alpamayo Team #1 Summit!

Back in High Camp Elias called to report that he and his two clients successfully summited Alpamayo and were back at high camp, preparing for the […]
July 10, 2013

Alpamayo Team Ready to Summit!

Established at Alpamayo High Camp Elias just called in with an update for their Alpamayo team.  After 3 days hunkered down at Moraine Camp due to […]
July 9, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition Updates

Progress Towards High Camp Elias and his team are making good progress on Alpamayo. On the 4th of July they checked in from basecamp, and were […]
July 7, 2013

Wilson Peak

Bruce and I climbed Wilson Peak near Telluride last week.  We left the Rock of Ages trail head at 6am and were on the summit at […]
July 2, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition Update #1

Alpamayo Expedition #1 Begins The team is finaly in the capital of Peruvian Andinismo! After a late arrival into Lima due to a flight cancellation out […]
July 1, 2013

More Info on the Telluride Via Ferrata

A Brief History and Essential Equipment Via Ferrata is the Italian name for what might fairly be called extreme hiking. First built in the Italian Dolomites […]
June 30, 2013

Vestal Basin

As I was riding the coal powered steam train up to Elk Park I was checking the weather and it didn’t look good.  NOAA was predicting […]
June 24, 2013

Southwest Ridge of Sneffels

Tim had climbed Mount Sneffels before via the standard route and was looking for a little more of a challenge.  The SW ridge is an amazing […]
June 24, 2013

Solitude East of the Vallecito

David and I left the Los Pinos trail head with food for ten days, not 100% sure where we were going.  We knew we wanted to […]
June 18, 2013

Summer Alpine Climbing: Speed = Safety

Moving Fast in the Alpine by Nate Disser – AMGA Rock & Alpine Guide Managing risk and objective hazard in alpine environments is clearly a top […]
June 17, 2013

Featured SJMG Guide: Bill Grasse

SJMG Guide Interview Bill Grasse – AMGA Certified Rock Guide The Featured Guide section is a new element of our newsletter and SJMG Blog intended to provide you […]
June 16, 2013

Portland Creek Canyon

Took a great newlywed couple from Tennessee down Portland Creek Canyon today. Starts just south of Ouray and you finish right in town.  Portland is a […]
May 19, 2013

The Fun Don’t Stop: Spring Ice in AK

As you can imagine at San Juan Mountain Guides we can never get enough steep frozen water. So as we watch the ice here in the […]