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July 14, 2013

Alpamayo Team #1 Summit!

Back in High Camp Elias called to report that he and his two clients successfully summited Alpamayo and were back at high camp, preparing for the […]
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 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 […]
May 19, 2013

The Fun Don’t Stop: Spring Ice in AK

As you can imagine at San Juan Mountain Guides we can never get enough steep frozen water. So as we watch the ice here in the […]
March 7, 2013

Whorehouse Hoses

Lisa, Dale and I headed out to Eureaka yesterday and climbed the uber classic Whorehouse Hoses.  Lisa lead the first half of pitch one. (To be […]
March 4, 2013

Get Inspired

Check out this video that was recently posted about the Ice Park on Mountain Project. Now that the season is winding down the video brings a […]
February 10, 2013

Denver University

Every year Denver University’s Alpine Club takes a trip down to southwest Colorado to ice climb in Ouray and ski in Telluride.  This year the weather […]
February 6, 2013

Ice Park to the Backcountry

Mike just came out for a few days of ice climbing in Ouray.  We started out in the Ouray Ice Park and then headed out to […]
January 29, 2013

Ice Progression Sessions

I recently had the opportunity to climb with three great guys – Kevin, Brant, and David – all of whom were long time friends prior to […]
January 14, 2013

San Juan Winter Mountaineering

Scott and Mark came out to Ouray for and intro to winter mountaineering. A day of learning to ice climb in the Ouray Ice Park. A […]
January 13, 2013

Ouray Ice Fest Backcountry

For many people the Ouray Ice Park and front country ice climbing is the extent of their ice climbing horizons. However, for the first time this […]
January 9, 2013

Ouray Ice Festival

It is like the town is holding its breath tonight. We are anticipating tons of ice climbers from all over the country to come revel in […]
January 1, 2013

Ouray Highway 550: Kennedy’s Gulley

Get it while it is hot, or cold as the case may be! Cold enough for Kennedy’s Gully to come in. This is one of the […]
January 1, 2013

Ouray Highway 550: Gravity’s Rainbow

Every few years the weather provides us with enough cold and overcast days in a row for a few finicky San Juan classics to form.  At […]
December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from the crew at San Juan Mountain Guides. May your new year be full of hero-ice, blower-powder, and splitter hand cracks!  
December 22, 2012

Ouray Ice Park Opening Day

Ice Park opening day is always has a festive feel to it. There isn’t really any official fanfare but climbers from all over the state show […]
December 22, 2012

Ouray Backcountry Ice Climbing Tour

I spent the last four days climbing with Rob from NY. Despite some difficulties from the weather and high avalanche danger in many places, we managed […]
December 7, 2012

Out of the Mainline, Fall Creek Drainage, Camp Bird Road

Recently, I took great pleasure in climbing “Out of the Mainline,” a unique flow that forms in the Fall Creek drainage.   This ice climb rarely gets […]
November 16, 2012

San Juan Ice Conditions Nov. 16, 2012

San Juan Ice Conditions Report November 16, 2012 It’s that time of year – ice season in the San Juans has arrived.  A few of us […]