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Camp Flash Harness Review

Cirque of the Towers, Wind River Range, WY Springsummernowfall in the Camp Flash Harness Ohhhhh my, it’s been a good year. Early in the spring, I got a hold of the Camp Flash Harness and was able to get quite a bit … Continue reading

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Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Kit

As an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified alpine and rock guide and provider of the AMGA’s Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) courses and exams I am often asked what’s in my climbing kit. Then more importantly I was asked “why?” … Continue reading

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CrossFit VS backcountry skiing

This week, somebody turned on the switch for fall weather.  It’s wet, rainy, rumors of snow in the mountains on Facebook pages, and it’s dark in the morning for the 5:30 AM CrossFit Catacombs class.  While many are dreading the … Continue reading

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Backcountry Access Tracker2 Beacon Review

For the past several years I have been skiing, guiding, and teaching with the Backcountry Access Tracker2 avalanche transceiver.  I typically get in close to 80 days every winter wearing my beacon. These include a mix of ski patrolling, course leading … Continue reading

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American Mountain Guides Association Alpine Guide Exam

This September I took and passed the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Alpine Guide exam.  I am now an AMGA Certified Alpine Guide.  The Alpine Guide Certification is designed for people who guide glaciated and non-glaciated peaks, approaches and climbs, … Continue reading

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CAMP Geko Hot Gloves; More LOVE!

A (Long) Day in the CAMP Geko Hot Gloves Happy New Year all- I hope you are all getting some adventures in or at least have plans to in the new year. I want to take a few minutes and … Continue reading

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Camp Speed Helemt

I see helmets as an essential piece of climbing equipment. However finding a good helmet has been difficult and the less I’ve liked my helmet the easier it is to convince myself I might not need it. Enter the Camp Speed … Continue reading

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Babcock Peak Training w/ TriState CareFlight, La Plata County SAR, and Durango Fire and Rescue

Being a climbing guide involves more than just guiding.  As Uncle Ben said to Spider man, “With great power comes great responsibility.”  So, last week I got the opportunity to participate in a joint technical training with; TriState Care Flight, … Continue reading

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Camp USA Winter Gear Review

I’ve found ice, and it was right there in front of me. Last winter, I fled the mountains of southwest Colorado during the winter in search of warm rock. I had never been very drawn to alpine and ice climbing. … Continue reading

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Where should I take an avalanche education course?

Backcountry skiing has increased dramatically over the past decade.  This is due to variety of factors. In response, the number of avalanche course providers has significantly gone up as well.  For example, in 1990 there were two avalanche courses providers … Continue reading

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