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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

Beautiful Ice Lakes

After getting rained out prior in the season, the Karch family returned for a trip into Ice Lakes Basin of the San Juan Mountains. We met […]
August 20, 2009

Backpacking and Peak Climbing in the Weminuche

This was an incredible journey! We spent eight days playing in the great outdoors in Southwest Colorado! This included climbing at a local crag, climbing one […]
August 9, 2009

Storm King Peak and East Trinity

Just completed a busy week, the headline of which was a backcountry trip into Stormy Gulch for a climb of the E. Ridge of Storm King […]
August 4, 2009

New Jersey to Snowdon

Jim and Jill from New Jersey climbed Snowdon today, which was their first mountain ever.  Jill, who has done marathons all over the world and is […]
July 30, 2009

Vestal Peak in 2 Days

Climbed Vestal Peak via the Wham Ridge with Pat from El Paso, TX this week.  We did the trip as a 2 day climb, riding the […]
July 28, 2009

Training for Rainier

Ed from Omaha came out to Durango for a few days in Chicago Basin with training for Rainier in mind.  Ed will start climbing Rainier on […]
July 21, 2009

Perfect Weather

After what seemed like some unusually wet weather in June, we have been having perfect blue skies.  Making the temperature in Durango hot and the weather […]
July 18, 2009

From New York With Speed

After a quick flight 2/3 of the way across of the US, Dave from New York and I, hopped the Durango – Silverton Railroad with our heart set […]
July 18, 2009

Wham in a day

Last Friday, Aaron, Bill and I ran in for a 1 day ascent of Vestal Peak’s Wham Ridge.  Without the aid of the train, this is […]
July 7, 2009

Snowdon Peak

Climbed Snowdon Peak via the West Buttress with Max today.  No matter how many times I do this climb, I always enjoy the combination of aesthetics […]
June 30, 2009

The Florida Mountaineer

Last week, Garry from Florida came to Durango on his vacation out west to climb his first peak.  Garry had some multi-pitch climbing experience so the […]
June 23, 2009

Liberty Ridge – Mt. Rainier

The other trip I guided on Mt. Rainier, along with fellow SWAG guide Gary Falk, was a climb of the ultra classic Liberty Ridge.  This is […]
June 22, 2009

Kautz Glacier – Mt. Rainier

I just completed a short stint of guiding on Mt. Rainier for Rainier Mountaineering Inc. (RMI).  The first trip I led, along with fellow SWAG guide […]
May 24, 2009

Spring Mountaineering

Last week, Patrick from Texas came up for a few days of alpine training in the San Juans.  A few days of rock climbing in the […]
May 14, 2009

Ham 'n Eggs Couloir – Moose's Tooth – Ruth Gorge, AK

Loyal client Valari W. recently completed, and successfully, summited the Moose’s Tooth in the Ruth Gorge/Denali National Park, via the Ham ‘n Eggs Couloir.  She was […]
April 30, 2009

Military Training

Out in the mountains for a few days with a crew from the Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, NM.  A group of 7 soldiers from the 21st […]
March 8, 2009

Engineer Mountain

Great weekend in the San Juans.   About 6 inches of snow on Saturday gave way to perfect weather on Sunday.  Did an overnight on Engineer Mtn. […]