May 4
New! Canyoning in Ouray
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New for 2016, we will be offering half-day and full-day guided canyoning adventures. Join us for a fun-filled, wet and wild adventure that is perfect for the whole family.  Hike past dazzling rock formations, wade through crystal clear pools, and rappel down splashy waterfalls in an experience you will treasure for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 27
Spring 2016 Newsletter
icon1 admin | icon2 General News | icon4 Apr 27th, 2016|

With the spring season in full gear and summer just around the corner, we are excited to release the newest edition of our newsletter.  Click the image below to read about the incredible spring skiing season that we are experiencing, new canyoneering programs, and a diversity of rock and mountain climbing opportunities available this summer.

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Mar 27

Spring skiing is in full swing on Red Mountain Pass, although not in the traditional sense of hot days, slushy snow, and swimsuits.  A series of powerful spring storms have buffeted the range in the last two weeks, bringing almost two feet of snow and incredible powder skiing conditions.

Spring Powder Skiing on Red Mountain Pass.

Spring Powder Skiing on Red Mountain Pass. Photo courtesy Jayson Simons Jones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 17

One of the most common equipment failures in the backcountry is a broken ski pole.  Learn how to carry out a quick repair of a broken pole using simple tools and a lightweight repair kit.  Click below to read more.

A repaired ski pole keeps the fun going.

A repaired ski pole keeps the fun going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 6

With El Nino in the forecast and ice already forming in the high country, anticipation of the 15-16 winter season is high. Click the image below to read about our Ice Park Membership and Ice Festival Pass giveaway, Marmot Spring Glove gear pick, El Nino News, and our winter 15-16 offerings.

Early Winter Newsletter 2015

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Oct 16

The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center just released their three month outlook for the months of December, January, and February.  Due to the strong El Nino in the Pacific Ocean, they are predicting above average snowfall for mountain regions in the Southern United States, including the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.

National Weather Service Climate Prediction for December, January, February.

National Weather Service Climate Prediction for December, January, February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 6

As cell phones grow more powerful with integrated GPS receivers, stronger antennae, and a myriad of useful applications, they are becoming a staple in the packs and pockets of outdoor enthusiasts.  The following 3 apps are some of our favorites that we use in the backcountry on a regular basis.

Topo Maps App

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 25

In climbing, the opportunity to travel and experience new areas provides a welcome escape from daily life that invigorates mind, body, and senses. Perhaps no other climbing destination captures this essence like Moab and Indian Creek in Southern Utah. Warm weather, world-renowned crack climbing, and idyllic scenery create an unmatched climbing experience. Click on the flyer below to learn more about our offerings in Moab and Indian Creek this fall.

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Apr 9

Spring has sprung in the San Juan Mountains and with it comes a time of new beginnings, fresh opportunities, and optimism. Read on to learn about NEW guided climbs of Wilson Peak, ski mountaineering in the San Juans, rock climbing in Moab and Ouray, and a review of the Marmot ROM Jacket.

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Apr 8
Interview with Guide Gary Ryan
icon1 admin | icon2 Guides | icon4 Apr 8th, 2015|

With over four decades of climbing experience, a winter X-games medal, certification from the AMGA as a Rock Guide, and a clever British sense of humor, Gary Ryan brings a multitude of skills and experience to his work as a guide. In this interview we catch up with Gary to learn more about his path in climbing, what he likes about working with others in the mountains, and the secret recipe for his alpinist power breakfast.

Guide Gary Ryan leading the way on an ice climb in Colorado.

Guide Gary Ryan leading the way on an ice climb in Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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