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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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November 7, 2012

It's Off-Season, Where Are Your Guides?

Time out from work, guides are busy getting after it on personal trips across the globe. Check out some of the stories of your favorite guides below! [+] READ MORE

May 4, 2011

Ruth Gorge: Success on Peak 11,300 – final dispatch

Ahhh… Back in Anchorage where warm water, dry clothes and unprocessed food abound. It’s great to have a cup of coffee and reflect on a great trip in the Alaska Range. However, after 16 days of morning coffee with Mark it seems a bit out of place. Mark and I enjoyed a great window of weather with overall good conditions for our course and chosen objectives in the Ruth. [+] READ MORE

April 25, 2011

Ruth Gorge, AK-Fresh snow, weather improving

April 24th Dispatch Today, Saturday, we played in the snow a bunch- lots of it, over two feet of new overnight and 30 mph winds to keep the night interesting. Today we worked on skills including looking at the avalanche hazards and camp construction in stormy conditions. We also made plans for an Easter egg hunt. [+] READ MORE

April 21, 2011

Alaska season underway-first dispatch in from Ruth Gorge.

We have started our Alaska season with a trip into the Ruth Gorge. After an ascent of Mt. Barille, guide Dave Ahrens and Mark Heberlein will be reviewing some skills as part of a Ruth Glacier Expedition Training Course before moving onto to bigger objectives in the Gorge that may include the Moose’s Tooth and Peak 11,300. [+] READ MORE

July 23, 2009

Forbidden Peak (West Ridge) with Dave Ahrens

Touching down in Sea-Tac on a flight in from the UK, I meet Andrea, my climbing buddy. We hug each other excitedly....then make our confessions: had we prepared enough? hmmm…we both wish we'd done more..... did we think we were going to make it to the top of Forbidden? honestly, we put it at 50/50.... and, most important, did we promise to stay friends even if one of us wanted to turn back half-way? [+] READ MORE