Apr 8
Interview with Guide Gary Ryan
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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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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!


Jan 29

Peak Mountain Guides very own Gary Ryan will be presenting a slide show of his adventures in the San Juan Mountains at the Ouray Brewery on Wednesday, January 29th at 7:00 PM.  Proceeds go to benefit the Ouray/Ridgway High School Climbing Team, Ouray Mountain Rescue Team, and the Ouray School 8th Grade Class Trip.  Join us to support these special local groups in an evening of fun, adventure, and inspiration.

Gary Ryan Benefit Presentation at Ouray Brewery



























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Jan 4

The 2013 Ouray Ice Festival Guide was just released and it includes a feature article on our lead guide, Matt Wade.  It describes Wade’s path to a mountain life and some of the lessons he has learned along the way.  “To me, a lot of the value in the beauty and challenge of climbing is that I bring back gratitude for the experience and gratitude for my family and everyday life.  This is what is special about it – it goes beyond just reaching the top of a mountain for the view, although the view is usually pretty good.” To read the whole article, click the image below.

2013 Ouray Ice Festival Guide

2013 Ouray Ice Festival Guide

May 18

Peak Mountain Guides staff member Angela Hawse recently passed her final guides’ exam to gain certification in all AMGA disciplines: Rock, Alpine, and Ski Mountaineering. She is one of only 7 female guides in the US to have completed all three AMGA exams! This gives her the highly regarded IFMGA international license for mountain guides, which is the highest level of guide certification as recognized by the International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations, the international governing body on mountain guiding.  This is a truly commendable achievement and it demonstrates Angela’s unique talent as a mountain guide.  Way to go Angela!

Here is a video that Angela created during her final exam, the ski mountaineering guide’s exam, which she just took in the Chugach Range of Alaska.

AMGA Certification
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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