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April 29, 2016

Ham n’ Eggs Expedition 29 April

Elias and his partner had a successful climb of the Moose’s Toothe formation via the Ham n’Eggs route yesterday. He informed us via In Reach message […]
June 8, 2015

A Client’s Perspective: Climbing the Moose’s Tooth

A Custom Climb of the Moose’s Tooth in Denali National Park by Chuck Foster I have been a rock and ice climber off and on since […]
April 29, 2015

Ruth Gorge Expedition Update

Gary and Matthew are doing excellent in the Ruth Gorge. Yesterday (4/28) they climb the West Ridge of Mt. Dickey. Today (4/29) they had a skills […]
March 24, 2015

The Alaska Range – Moose’s Tooth Expedition: Rugged. Vast. Magical.

This is the climb you’ve been training for.  We climb the classic Ham and Eggs Coulouir (V, 5.6, AI4) to the summit of one of the […]
March 16, 2015

Meet Your Guide For The Alpamayo Expedition (19,511 ft): Andres Marin

Andres grew up in Ibague, Colombia. His passion for guiding has allowed him to guide in all types of terrains, such as rock, alpine, skiing and […]
February 16, 2015

The Perfect Pair: Pants for Ladies in the Back-Country

For most outdoor women, it is considered the Cinderella Story when we finally find the technical apparel that offers functionality without sacrificing the women’s fit that’s […]
February 6, 2015

Stairway to Heaven with Mark Miller

Foreward About a month ago I ran into Melissa and Steve Alcorn at the Ouray Ice Park. They had recently just climbed Stairway to Heaven in […]
January 19, 2015
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Why You Should Join Our Ice Climbing Trip to Cody, Wyoming

When it comes to Ice Climbing, the San Juan Mountains can be hard to beat. With Classic Routes located in our backyard and with the Ouray […]
January 7, 2015

5 Things To Do While Attending the Ouray Ice Festival

For a full list of events check out the Official Ouray Ice Festival Site! – Visit Ouray’s Brewery Arguably the best way to celebrate a successful […]
January 2, 2015

Route Profile: Dukes of Hazzard

Rarely formed Route in Silverton’s Eureka Canyon by Mark Miller, SJMG Senior Guide Today Dave and I headed to Dukes of Hazzard in Silverton’s Eureka Canyon. […]
December 27, 2014

Gear Review: OR Women’s Conviction Pant

A Guide’s Perspective by Lindsay Fixmer AMGA Certified Rock Guide & Assistant Alpine Guide Upon arriving in Ouray, CO early this December for the winter ice […]
December 25, 2014

The Talisman & Bridalveil Falls

Trip & Condition Reports from SJMG Senior Guide Mark Miller Recently, SJMG Senior Guide Mark Miller got a few days off of guiding locally here in […]
December 10, 2014

Gear Review: OR Lodestar Jacket

The Lodestar Jacket With winter upon us in here in the San Juans, our technical layers take on added importance. SW Colorado and the San Juan […]
December 9, 2014

Ames Ice Hose Conditions 12.8.14

Classic Line Back In Condition Climbed Ames with Kevin today. The first pitch is in the fattest and most protectable condition I have ever climbed it. […]
November 20, 2014

San Juan Ice Conditions Update: Ice is IN – Come and Get It!

Classics are IN and Getting Climbed After a bit of nervousness with respect to how the trajectory of this early ice season was going to play […]
November 6, 2014

San Juan Ice Conditions November 5, 2014

Early November Ice Conditions Report It’s that time of year again – ice season is fast approaching.  Winter has returned to the San Juans – with […]
June 23, 2014

Ham ‘n Eggs & Shaken Not Stirred

Out Is A State Of Mind Alaska Range Trip Report by Frank Robertson This spring, SJMG Senior Guide Mark Miller and climbing guest Frank Robertson headed […]
June 5, 2014

Featured Guide: Dave Ahrens

Dave Ahrens AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide Superior Guest Review of Dave: “Phenomenal, the trip was catered to our ability level, designed to challenge but stay […]
January 15, 2014

Placing an Ice Screw on Lead

Best Practices for Placing an Ice Screw by Dale Remsberg – IFMGA Mountain Guide Placing an ice screw while on lead has changed a lot over […]
December 19, 2013

Guide Tip: V-Threads

Rappel Ice Routes with Confidence by IFMGA Guide Pat Ormond V-Threads are a great way to rappel ice routes without having to leave gear if good […]