Dec 6

Sign up for an Introduction to Ice Climbing Course in December or January and get a free All Access Pass to the 2015 Ouray Ice Festival!  The All Access Pass provides free entry to all Ice Festival events including slideshows by Kelly Kordes and Will Gadd, community center dinners, live auction, gear bazaar and fashion show, and the Saturday night Petzl Party.  Click the image below to learn more and sign up!

Ice Fest Pass

Learn the fundamentals of ice climbing in the spectacular Ouray Ice Park during the 2-day Introduction to Ice Climbing Course.  For a limited time, get an All Access Pass to the 2015 Ouray Ice Festival when you sign up!

















Nov 21
2014 Early Winter Newsletter
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With ice in the high country and ski tracks on the peaks, winter 2014-2015 is here.  Check out our 2014 Early Winter Newsletter to see our newest video, get a 10% discount on courses, learn about new ice climbing trips, and watch a video review of the Marmot Essence Jacket.

Click on the image to view the 2014 Early Winter Newsletter

Click on the image to view the 2014 Early Winter Newsletter















Nov 20

We are proud to announce the debut of our newest video, Your Best Day in the Mountains.  It captures our dedication to providing you with the most professional, personalized, and fun-filled climbing and skiing experiences available.  We can’t wait to join you for Your Best Day in the Mountains!


Nov 14

With snow falling from the sky and ice forming in the mountains, winter 2014-2015 is here!  We are once again offering a full array of courses in ice climbing, backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness, and ski mountaineering.  Click on the image below to see a full list of courses and dates for the season.  Book by Thanksgiving and get 10% off!

Winter 14-15 Course Dates

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Oct 28
Marmot Essence Jacket Review
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In this gear review, Guide Gary Ryan reviews the Marmot Essence Jacket.  This lightweight shell is our new favorite for rock climbing, fast & light alpine climbing, and ski touring.




Aug 22

It has been an exciting and adventurous summer of climbing at Peak Mountain Guides.  We have introduced kids and families to rock climbing on our local crags, guided advanced climbers on multi-pitch routes in the Black Canyon, and reached the summit of classic Colorado 14’ers including Mt. Sneffels and Wetterhorn Peak.  Following are a few snapshots from our most recent climbing adventures:


It has been a great summer of climbing at Peak Mountain Guides!
























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May 7

The Snake Couloir is one of the most sought after ski descents in the San Juans.  It will test your mettle for steep skiing, climbing, altitude, and ropework – and will reward you with a beautiful line through a tight couloir followed by a vast, wide open bowl below.  If you’re ready to expand your ski mountaineering skills and push your skiing to new levels, the Snake Couloir is for you.  We offer guided descents of the Snake Couloir throughout the spring season.

The elevator shaft crux of the Snake Couloir.

The elevator shaft crux of the Snake Couloir.


















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Apr 18

Following is a trip report from our 2014 Alaska Ski Mountaineering Course.  The participants – Chris, JP, Zack, & Chelsea – accomplished numerous high level ski tours while learning the ropes of ski mountaineering.  By the end of the week, they were using their new skills to lead the group through steep, complex climbs and descents in the heart of the Chugach Range near Valdez, Alaska.

Riding the Cracked Ice Glacier with Python Peak looming in the background. Alaska Ski Mountaineering Course 2014.























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Mar 25

See what’s going on at Peak this spring and summer!  Marmot has become the official clothing sponsor of our guides, we have exciting ski mountaineering courses in the San Juans on the horizon, rock climbing season is off and running in Moab, and we’ve got a fresh new gear review of the Marmot Scree Pant.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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Mar 7
Marmot Isotherm Hoody Review
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We are wearing the Marmot Isotherm Hoody as our main piece of outerwear this winter and we couldn’t be more pleased! We have found this piece to be absolutely perfect for high output, cold weather activities like backcountry skiing and ice climbing.  In the video below, Guide Matt Wade reviews the Marmot Isotherm Hoody.



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All Peak Mountain Guides staff are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association as Rock Guides, Alpine Guides, or Ski Mountaineering Guides.
Peak Mountain Guides staff members Angela Hawse, Geoff Unger, and Tim Brown are IFMGA internationally licensed guides.

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