Take a Hike: A climbing route for the birds

Words and photos by SMG Co-Owner and IFMGA Guide Erik Leidecker Sometimes life just gives you a moment. That moment […]

Take Your Climbing to the Next Pitch

Intro to Multi-Pitch Trad Climbing Course at the City of Rocks Words and photos by Backpacking Guide Amy David Looking […]

New snow, new faces, and other news

First major winter storm of the season Up ’til now, our fall has been characterized by high pressure and little […]

Reviewed: Salomon Shift Binding

By Drew Daly, AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide Do you have a ski you want to use at the resort with your […]

Summer Guide Training 2018

Our annual summer guide training is the official kick off to our summer season of rock climbing, hiking, and mountaineering […]

Japan By The Numbers

SMG guide Marc Hanselman checks in with a report from this winter’s trip to Japan. Through his company Pro Alpine […]

Reviewed: Atomic Backland 95 Ski and Backland Tour Binding

  Chris Lundy To some extent, narrower skis are making a comeback in the world of ski touring. Part of […]

Midwinter Update: Winter’s Back!

It’s been a feast or famine season in the western U.S. Looking at the map to the right, it’s clear […]

Avalanche News for the 2017-18 Winter

Updated U.S. Avalanche Course Progression As outlined in a previous post, beginning this winter the avalanche course progression for both […]

Reviewed: 2017/2018 Salomon S-Lab X-Alp Ski Boot

  Drew Daly, AMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide Intro Last spring I was lucky enough to test this season’s Salomon S-Lab X-Alp ski […]