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San Juan 14ers

May 18, 2015

San Juan Mountain Series: Vestal Peak

For the next couple of weeks we will introduce to you some of the most legendary peaks of the Mighty San Juan Mountain Range. No two […]
July 28, 2014

Meet Our Guide: Ryan Riggins

  Ryan Riggins is a Durango transplant, originally from Orinda, California. He came to Colorado chasing the “white surf” as he went from a the never-ending […]
July 15, 2014

Mt. Sneffels with Bill Grasse

San Juan Mountain Guide Bill Grasse captures the experience of summiting Mt. Sneffels with his client. Mt. Sneffels is located in the heart of the San […]
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 […]
June 5, 2014

No Belay Device? Use the Munter Hitch!

Dropped Belay Device? Use the Munter Hitch! If you’re a rock climber, chances are you’ve done some multi-pitch rock climbing or are at least thinking/planning to […]
February 5, 2014

5 Reasons you should buy your Avy 1 course Instead of a Season Pass

If you are anything like me: mid-20s, student loans, car insurance, rent- the whole 9 yards, then you’ve encountered the same monstrosity- the price for an adult season pass. […]
November 14, 2013

Winter Mountaineering on Mount Sneffels

Ivan and I were able to make it up into Yankee Boy Basin this week to do some winter mountaineering.  We enjoyed perfect Colorado weather the […]
September 27, 2013

Mountain Conditions Update

Current Snow Levels in the San Juans A few of us have been out and about in the San Juan Mountains during the last week – […]
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 19, 2013

Wilson Peak, Chicago Basin, and Noname Basin

The last couple weeks have flown by!  Here are some of the highlights… Shawn, Nick and I climbed Sunlight(14,059′) and Windom(14,082′) in Chicago Basin. I met […]
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 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 […]
June 24, 2013

Southwest Ridge of Sneffels

Tim had climbed Mount Sneffels before via the standard route and was looking for a little more of a challenge.  The SW ridge is an amazing […]
June 18, 2013

Summer Alpine Climbing: Speed = Safety

Moving Fast in the Alpine by Nate Disser – AMGA Rock & Alpine Guide Managing risk and objective hazard in alpine environments is clearly a top […]
August 26, 2012

The Bruce Traverse

David did a big traverse with us in the Weminuche a month ago and decided he needed some more.  For round two we decided to go […]
August 10, 2012

Best of the Weminuche Wilderness

Kevin, Larry and Jerry all came to do a backpacking trip dubbed the ‘Best of the Weminuche’.  I have spent a lot of time in the […]
June 10, 2012

Fast and Light

Robert just came out and joined me in some Fast and Light climbing.  I had planned a standard solid itinerary but in quickly became apparent that […]
September 4, 2011

Great Basins Combo

Gary had been into Chicago Basin back in the 70’s, and had left with unfinished business.  He had climbed Jupiter and Windom but bad weather denied […]
August 20, 2009

Backpacking and Peak Climbing in the Weminuche

This was an incredible journey! We spent eight days playing in the great outdoors in Southwest Colorado! This included climbing at a local crag, climbing one […]