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December 20, 2009

SWAG Ski Guide Training in the San Juans

Last week we conducted our first SWAG Ski Guide Training for all of our Backcountry Ski Guides here in the San Juans.  We will conduct an […]
December 19, 2009

Cascade Canyon – Ouray Ice Park – Stairway to Heaven

Last week Ari and I continued the ice climbing progression we began working on last season.  At the end of last year, I had given him […]
December 8, 2009

New Parntership with Backcountry Access!

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Backcountry Access, makers of the finest selection of avalanche beacons and gear in North America.  Backcountry Access […]
December 7, 2009

SWAG Guide Meeting – Eye of the Storm

We all gathered at the office today to discuss training dates and refine skills prior to the start of another busy winter season of guiding in […]
December 4, 2009

Major Winter Storm On Tap For Next Week!

Check out this text from the National Weather Service.  Winter is in full swing, ice conditions are superb, and this storm should really help ski conditions, […]
October 28, 2009

Winter Has Arrived in the San Juans!

Winter has officially begun in Durango and the San Juans with a few inches of snow in town this morning with A LOT more up in […]
October 23, 2009

Honeymoon Chimneys, Indian Creek, & Fine Jade

Last week I spent 3 days in the Utah desert with Erik Weihenmeyer and fellow guide Ben Kiessel.  Erik has joined us on a few trips […]
October 16, 2009

Video of AMGA Alpine Guides Exam

This video was put together by Martin Volken, one of the examiners for our Alpine Exam, and it highlights the process of becoming a Certified Alpine […]
September 29, 2009

AMGA Alpine Guides Exam

I’m glad to report that I’ve successfully completed and passed the AMGA Alpine Guides Exam!  It didn’t come easy, and a whole lot of time, money, […]
September 8, 2009

Colorado Vacation

Joe came out to Colorado for a mountain climbing vacation. He started out his trip in the San Juans and then is heading up to the […]
September 5, 2009

AMGA Alpine Guides Exam

From September 15 – 26 Nate will be taking his Alpine Exam with the American Mountain Guides Association. A separate Blog has been set up to […]
September 1, 2009

Astrodog in The Black

Climbed August 8th and 9th. Trip report soon…