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April 28, 2016

Alaska Expedition 28 April 2016

Our first trip to the Ruth Gorge in the Alaska Range is in progression. Elías de Andrés Martos is there with a solid partner. They flew […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 30, 2014

Alaska Expedition #2 Update

Ham n Eggs Success! SJMG Guide Andres Marin called in yesterday evening and reported that everyone was doing great and that they had successfully climbed the […]
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 […]
December 19, 2013

Featured Guide: Mark Miller

Senior SJMG Guide Mark Miller AMGA Certified Rock Guide Mark is one of the original SJMG guides working in Ouray. He has been teaching ice climbing […]
December 18, 2013

Ice Climbing Skylight Area – Ouray Colorado

Classic San Juan Backcountry Ice Recently one of our guys and  guests climbed some cool stuff up in the Skylight/Camp Bird area just minutes outside of […]
December 13, 2013

Belaying Out and Raising Your Partner – Ouray Ice Park Part 2

Essential Technique for the Ouray Ice Park In the video below, SJMG Guide and AMGA Certified Rock & Alpine Guide Dawn Glanc covers the steps involved in […]
December 11, 2013

Anchoring in the Schoolroom

Belay with Confidence in the Ouray Ice Park With the Ouray Ice Park set to open this weekend (Saturday December 14th, 2013), we thought it would […]
December 6, 2013

Lowering In, Belaying Out in the Ouray Ice Park – Part 1

Techniques to Manage Lowers and Top Belays With ice climbing season already in full swing here in the San Juans, and the opening of the Ouray […]
November 20, 2013

Belays & Transitions for Multi-Pitch Ice

Techniques for Efficiency With backcountry ice climbing here in the San Juans and around Colorado already in full swing, we thought it would be a good […]
November 14, 2013

2014 Ouray Ice Fest Clinics Available!

Registration Now Open! The 2014 Ouray Ice Festival Clinics are now available for purchase.  Click on this link to go to the Clinic Schedule and Shopping […]
October 22, 2013

October Snow = Fat Early Season Ice

The Best Recipe for Early Season Ice Conditions Around the middle of October and as the temperatures in the high country start to drift towards the […]
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 […]