Jul 1

The summer season in the San Juan Mountains is in full swing. The flowers are blooming, rock climbing is at its best, and the alpine peaks are in full splendor. The photos below are from a few of our recent trips this summer.

Steven Sneffels

Heading up the lavender couloir towards the summit of Mt. Sneffels (14,150).






















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Jun 25

Is your dirty rope getting you down? Here are some tips to clean and care for your rope to keep it in great shape.

dirty hands

Dirty hands are a sure sign of a dirty rope.












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Jun 13

Bruce, Amy, and I had a wonderful day of ski mountaineering on Potosi Peak in the Sneffels Range yesterday.  Our 5-hour round trip climb and ski descent included a climb of the West face of Potosi Peak (finishing on the SE side of the summit pyramid), a ski descent of the North couloir, a short climb back up to the lowest Potosi/Teakettle saddle, and then a final ski descent of an unnamed South facing couloir to the car.  It was an outstanding ski mountaineering tour!

Dropping into the North Couloir of Potosi Peak

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Nov 3

This great video from Petzl highlights their new line of Quark, Nomic, and Ergo ice tools.  It’s quite entertaining and it illustrates some of the exceptional qualities of the new Petzl Charlet tools.  At Peak Mountain Guides we’re proud to be providing these tools to our clients this winter.

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Peak Mountain Guides staff members Angela Hawse, Geoff Unger, and Tim Brown are AMGA certified American Mountain Guides and IFMGA internationally licensed guides.

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