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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 […]
March 28, 2013

Ski Mountaineering Guide Tip

Ski Mountaineering Guide Tip Andrew Klotz – AMGA Ski Guide Spring is here and the snow is stabilizing so it is time to hit the big […]
March 7, 2013

Whorehouse Hoses

Lisa, Dale and I headed out to Eureaka yesterday and climbed the uber classic Whorehouse Hoses.  Lisa lead the first half of pitch one. (To be […]
March 4, 2013

Get Inspired

Check out this video that was recently posted about the Ice Park on Mountain Project. Now that the season is winding down the video brings a […]
February 10, 2013

Denver University

Every year Denver University’s Alpine Club takes a trip down to southwest Colorado to ice climb in Ouray and ski in Telluride.  This year the weather […]
February 6, 2013

Ice Park to the Backcountry

Mike just came out for a few days of ice climbing in Ouray.  We started out in the Ouray Ice Park and then headed out to […]
February 4, 2013

Learn to Lead Ice (Safer)

Here at SJMG we pride ourselves on having a pretty liberal policy towards teaching our guests to lead climb. Many self taught climbers falsely believe that you hire […]
January 29, 2013

Ice Progression Sessions

I recently had the opportunity to climb with three great guys – Kevin, Brant, and David – all of whom were long time friends prior to […]
January 25, 2013

Training for Mount Rainier’s Liberty Ridge

I had the pleasure of spending four days here in Ouray with Steve and Brad who are both preparing to climb Mount Rainier’s ultra classic Liberty […]