Category Archives: Mountaineering

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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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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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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Mountain Hardwear Kepler Review

When working in the mountains I need to be able to count on my gear. Wether thats keeping me dry while climbing Ice, regulating my temperature on a long touring day, or protecting me from heinous winds on summit day.  … 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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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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American Mountain Guides Association Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant Exam Crevasse Rescue Day

Today was day three of the AMGA Ski Mountaineering Guides Course and Aspirant exam. The past two days have been extremely busy! Yesterday began with a short car ride to our “crevasse” reduce site.  With a 4 meter plus snowpack, … Continue reading

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