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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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January 27, 2015

If the Skiing is Bad, Go Ice Climbing

Marc Ripperger veteran ice climbing guide reporting in from Ouray, Colorado. Despite a slow start to the snow year in the Northwest and Rockies there is always good ice here in Ouray, Colorado. While the turns in the backcountry and on piste are less then ideal, it is a great time to break out the ice tools and swing them here in Ouray. 


February 27, 2014

All Fun and Games in Ouray

The 2013/14 Ouray ice season has shaped up to be one of the best years for ice climbing. The snow came early here in Colorado, mixed with cold temperatures it was the perfect remedy for fantastic backcountry and ice park climbing!


March 6, 2013

Successful Ice Climbing Season in Ouray

Mountain Madness is coming to the close of another successful ice climbing season in Colorado.  With typical "phat" conditions in the ice park and some adventurous backountry climbing we found ourselves sold out of our permit days early this year.  


February 24, 2012

President's Day Ice Climbing in Ouray!

"Marc Ripperger reporting from Ouray, Colorado. The snow has finally been falling this February, we are still enjoying great climbing here in the San Juan's. [+] READ MORE

February 9, 2012

Learning the Ropes of Ouray Ice Climbing

On the home front, Ouray Ice Climbing has picked up some speed as several of the Mountain Madness guides are down in Colorado for the ice climbing season.