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November 15, 2012

2013 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics On Sale!

2013 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics Available for Purchase! The Ouray Ice Festival Clinics are now available for purchase.  Click on this link to go to the […]
March 21, 2012

Training for the Himalayas Part 2

Julie is training to climb Nun and Kun in Kashmir this summer.  Julie came up to Durango and climbed with me in January during an Intro […]
March 11, 2012

Intro to Mountaineering

Erin came down from Boulder to learn some skills and gain some experience in the world of winter mountaineering.  Since it was only her we tweeked […]
March 11, 2012

Ice Climbing in Cody, WY

I picked up Chris at the airport in Cody on Wednesday night.  On Thursday morning we were climbing ice in South Fork, which is a mecca […]
January 28, 2012

Ouray Ice!

Alex, Michael, and Scott all flew out for 4 days of ice climbing in Ouray, Colorado. On day 1 we went to the Ice Park.  We […]
January 6, 2012


Chris has been talking about how great his younger brother would be at climbing for months.  This last weekend Chris flew out with his brother Eric […]
January 2, 2012

Fatty Ice in SW Colorado

The ice in the backcountry of Southwest Colorado is Fat!  Below are some photos from the last week. BK
February 22, 2011

Southwest Adventure Guides check out the conditions

Dave and I got together this week to go climbing on some new terrain. We spent Monday morning in the ‘Grad School’ area of the Ice […]
February 22, 2011

Old time friends get together for annual ice climbing

For the second year in a row Roger, Michael and Brian got together in Ouray to fine tune their ice climbing skills with Gary and myself. […]
February 21, 2011

Advanced Ice Climbing in Ouray

Srdja and I spent the last four days climbing everything in sight around Ouray, CO. Day 1:We started out in the New Frontier where Srdja quickly […]
January 31, 2011

January Mountaineering- Perfect Conditions

Family and friends came together from all over the country to participate in one of SWAG’s winter mountaineering courses over the last weekend of January. We […]
January 17, 2011

Winter Mountaineering in the San Juans

Jack from Atlanta and Kathy from New Jersey came out to the San Juans for four days of winter mountaineering. We were in Cascade Canyon for […]
January 3, 2011

Ice Climbing in Colorado

Chris came out for a three day weekend to do some ice climbing.  We spent the first day just North of Durango at Cascade Canyon getting […]
December 31, 2010

Updated Mountain Conditions in the San Juans

It’s been awhile since we last updated the Blog, but that’s only because we’ve been incredibly busy in the last few weeks with mountaineering courses, ice […]
December 5, 2010

Bird Brain Boulevard

Saturday we decided to take the tools for a walk on Bird Brain Boulevard up in Skylight just outside Ouray, CO. As the first rays of […]
November 25, 2010

Eureka Ice Conditions

On Thanksgiving Day we decided to go up to Eureka and get a quick session on Whorehouse Hose and checkout the conditions in the rest of […]
November 21, 2010

Current Ice Conditions in the San Juans

Ice conditions for the 2010/11 winter are shaping up pretty good so far. On Saturday 11/20/10 we went up to South Mineral Creek outside of Silverton […]
February 28, 2010

Intermediate Ice Climbing Course | Ouray, CO

February was a busy month in the San Juans, with numerous ice courses/trips, avalanche courses, and backcountry skiing days. Among those trips, was a 2 day […]
January 16, 2010

More Ice Climbing in Silverton and Ouray

Last week, Ari and Alex joined us for a 3 day blast of ice climbing in Silverton and Ouray.  On the first day of our trip, […]
January 8, 2010

Ice Climbing in Eureka Canyon, Silverton

Last week long time client Valari W. joined us for 3 days of ice climbing in the San Juans.  We spent 2 days in Silverton’s Eureka […]