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February 22, 2011

Old time friends get together for annual ice climbing

For the second year in a row Roger, Michael and Brian got together in Ouray to fine tune their ice climbing skills with Gary and myself. […]
February 21, 2011

Advanced Ice Climbing in Ouray

Srdja and I spent the last four days climbing everything in sight around Ouray, CO. Day 1:We started out in the New Frontier where Srdja quickly […]
February 21, 2011

Ice Climbing in Silverton and Ouray.

Chris’s total domination of the ice continued last weekend with an ascent of Whore House Hoses and more sending at the Ouray Ice Park. First off […]
February 4, 2011

Introduction to Ice Climbing Ouray style.

Last weekend, Eric, Adam, and Morgan joined me for a two day introduction to ice climbing in beautiful Ouray, Colorado. Upon meeting in the morning on […]
January 31, 2011

January Mountaineering- Perfect Conditions

Family and friends came together from all over the country to participate in one of SWAG’s winter mountaineering courses over the last weekend of January. We […]
January 17, 2011

Winter Mountaineering in the San Juans

Jack from Atlanta and Kathy from New Jersey came out to the San Juans for four days of winter mountaineering. We were in Cascade Canyon for […]
January 3, 2011

Ice Climbing in Colorado

Chris came out for a three day weekend to do some ice climbing.  We spent the first day just North of Durango at Cascade Canyon getting […]
December 31, 2010

Updated Mountain Conditions in the San Juans

It’s been awhile since we last updated the Blog, but that’s only because we’ve been incredibly busy in the last few weeks with mountaineering courses, ice […]
December 13, 2010

Ecuador Volacnoes Dispatch #4

Dispatch from Gary Falk about their recent successful ascent of Cotopaxi.  More pictures to follow shortly! We put six out of eight climbers on the 19,347 […]
December 10, 2010

Ecuador Volcanoes Trip Dispatch #3

Today we climbed Rumiñahui’s Central peak (15,203) to acclimatize further.  Starting at the beautiful Limiopungo lake, the climb took us roughly 4 hours to the summit […]
December 7, 2010

Ecuador Volcanoes Trip Dispatches #2

We climbed Pasochoa today, topping out at about 13,500ft. It is a beautiful hike beginning on a dairy farm, where we chatted with the owner who […]
December 7, 2010

Ecuador Volcanoes Trip Dispatch #1

Our first day in Ecuador was spent walking around its capitol city Quito. In our last trip, we loved to stay in cause our Borneo Lodge, […]