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October 22, 2013

Early Season Skiing in the San Juans is On!

With a couple of big storms in early October we have laid down a nice base for decent early season turns. I don’t feel like it […]
October 7, 2013

Layering for Backcountry Skiing

Clothing Systems for all Conditions As always, the gear your choose can make the difference in all the ways you envision as you’re planning your next […]
September 10, 2013

Vestal Peak Video

Trailer Video Recently a few of us headed out into the Weminuche Wilderness for a climb of the inspiring Wham Ridge on Vestal Peak.  Vestal Peak […]
September 5, 2013

Featured Guide: Dan Zokaites

SJMG Guide Interview Dan Zokaites – AMGA Rock Guide The Featured Guide section is a new element of our newsletter and SJMG Blog intended to provide you with […]
September 4, 2013

The Weminuche Ski Traverse

The Weminuche Ski Traverse Andrew Klotz  – AMGA Certified Ski Guide   On April 23rd of 2013 I set out with three friends to do a […]
September 2, 2013

A Few Photos from a Weekend in the Mountains

Inspiration from Imagery Labor Day Weekend We’ve had a busy weekend here in the San Juans, with fantastic weather and plenty of summits throughout the range […]
August 29, 2013

Guide Tip: Become the Best Belayer Ever

4 Easy to Follow Tips by Dawn Glanc AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide So many times when we go climbing, the sole focus is on […]
August 13, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #2 Recap

Success on the French Direct SJMG Guide Andres Marin Our expedition was just incredible.  Every moment was just fantastic, in our journey to the top of […]
August 13, 2013

OR Guide Uniform

Outdoor Research Guide Uniforms SJMG Guide Ben Kiessel As a partner guide service with Outdoor Research, each season we get a few new pieces of technical […]
July 26, 2013

Colorado 14ers!

Although Ken lives in Texas he is on a mission to climb Colorodo’s 54 14,000 foot peaks!  Last week we went into Chicago Basin with his […]
July 26, 2013

Midwestern Motivation

Its not super common that we hike into Vestal Basin from Molas Pass.  We usually take the train which cuts off about 6 miles round trip […]
July 22, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #2 Back at Basecamp

Pachamanca Time! We wanted to let everyone know that the team is safely back at basecamp and enjoying some rest before the final push back to […]
July 22, 2013

Alpamayo Team #2 Summit!

Safely Back at High Camp Just got word that Alpamayo Team #2 summited yesterday and are safely back in high camp!  We will post a full […]
July 17, 2013

Alpamayo Team #2 Off and Running!

At Alpamayo Basecamp Our second Alpamayo Expedition of the season is underway and going very well. Everyone in the group arrived to Lima on time, with […]
July 15, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition #1 Recap

Alpamayo Summit Success! On Tuesday July 9th, we moved to high camp after a 3 day snow storm that had us tent bouded at Morraine Camp. […]
July 10, 2013

Alpamayo Team Ready to Summit!

Established at Alpamayo High Camp Elias just called in with an update for their Alpamayo team.  After 3 days hunkered down at Moraine Camp due to […]
July 9, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition Updates

Progress Towards High Camp Elias and his team are making good progress on Alpamayo. On the 4th of July they checked in from basecamp, and were […]
July 7, 2013

Wilson Peak

Bruce and I climbed Wilson Peak near Telluride last week.  We left the Rock of Ages trail head at 6am and were on the summit at […]
July 2, 2013

Alpamayo Expedition Update #1

Alpamayo Expedition #1 Begins The team is finaly in the capital of Peruvian Andinismo! After a late arrival into Lima due to a flight cancellation out […]
July 1, 2013

More Info on the Telluride Via Ferrata

A Brief History and Essential Equipment Via Ferrata is the Italian name for what might fairly be called extreme hiking. First built in the Italian Dolomites […]