Category Archives: Alpine Climbing

Camp Laser CR Harness; Falling in Love

Falling in Love with the CAMP Laser CR Harness Howdy, folks. I just got done putting the CAMP Laser CR Harness through the wringer and I’ve got some great things to share with you. I’ve taken this thing everywhere and … Continue reading

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Route Profile: Maiden Voyage, Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Grade III, 5.9, 6 pitches

Route Profile: Maiden Voyage – Grade III 5.9, six pitches. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison has a reputation of being for the extreme climber. With its remote circumstances, tick and poison ivy infested approaches, loose and unpredictable rock, challenging … 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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Speedy AMGA Exam Prep Trip

This fall I am registered for the American Mountain Guides Association Alpine Guide Exam.  This exam will take place in September in the North Cascades of WA. The exam is the final step in the Alpine Guide discipline track with … 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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How to Become a Mountain or Ski Guide

With cooler temps and fall coming in quick, people are starting to have skiing on the brain.  And with that, comes people interested in working as ski guides.  We have had at least one person a day for the last … Continue reading

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American Mountain Guides Association Advanced Alpine Guides Course/ Aspirant Exam

September was a busy month for the guides of KMG!  It started off with Josh heading to Washington State for his Advanced Alpine Guides Course and Aspirant Exam (AAGC/AE) with American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). The Advanced Alpine Guide Course … Continue reading

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Emmons Glacier, Mt. Rainier

July and our trip up Mt. Rainier came quickly.  This year we choose the Emmons Route for our ascent of the Lower 48s most glaciated peak. The Emmons route is the second most popular route on Mt Rainier.  We choose … Continue reading

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Late Summer Blog Post

It has been an absolutely awesome summer.  The KMG guides have been literally all over the globe, from Durango to Canada, Washington to Alaska.  And now we have a custom Africa trip scheduled and booked.  To bring you up to … Continue reading

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American Mountain Guides Association Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam Finished!

Well, this years first American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam (SMGC/AE) is over!  It was a great ten days of learning new techniques, refining skills already familiar with, and pushing everybody’s comfort level at … Continue reading

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