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Local Latino Community Outreach

This summer we’ve had the opportunity to get to know some more members of our local community during both Telluride Via Ferrata and Rock Climbing trips geared toward our Latino peers. Through a partnership with the Sheep Mountain Alliance, Wilkinson Public Library and Tri-County Health Network, we learned that a whopping 30% of San Miguel…


The Art of Snacking

In a piece for the Telluride Daily Planet, ski and alpine guide Maddie Crowell explains how she snacks for peak performance in the mountains. Check out her full piece here.   Snack Often (aka avoid the Hanger) Snack breaks are arguably the best part of snacking. It’s important to snack well, but also often. Most…


Avalanche Kit Gear Review

Black Diamond Avalanche Kit Review with Chris Dickson, Mountain Trip avalanche educator and backcountry ski guide   There are a number of tools to choose from when managing avalanche risk in the backcountry. In the video below, one of our avalanche educators and backcountry ski guides will walk you through key features of the Black…


Kilimanjaro Climb and Safari Recap

Waking up slowly in my tent on the slopes on Kilimanjaro, I heard camp beginning to stir. Local guides, porters and climbers started to emerge from their tents dotting the Shira I campsite. From a variety of different directions, the common Swahili greeting “Jambo” was being tossed around. In varying degrees of pre-coffee stupor, some…


Moose’s Tooth Alpine Climb

“Ham and Eggs” By Nick Aiello-Popeo, 2017   While most visitors to the Central Alaska Range toil under heavy loads on Denali’s West Buttress, some of us prefer the relatively-smaller surrounding peaks, with their steeper faces and lighter backpacks. It was during my first trip up Denali in 2010, while flipping through a well-worn guidebook…