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The suspense is killing me!

The AMGA’s new “two week” rule is more stressful than the exam itself… The new rule is designed to give both the candidates and examiners some time to appropriately process feedback and reflect on the learning experience. In past courses and exams, candidates were immediately informed of their final score- resulting in either gleeful satisfaction...

Here we go again!

Tomorrow starts the AMGA Rock Guide Exam here in Red Rocks, Nevada. I’m excited and a little nervous, but mostly psyched for the all of the opportunities and support that I have had throughout this process. A huge thank you to my parents Mark and Jutta for all of their support and especially my partner...

AMGA Rock Guide Exam Training

I’m deep in training mode here in Hot-Vegas, check out this link to a more detailed account of what has been going on here in Vegas! Now Climbing in Red Rock Canyon! mb

Climbing Mont Blanc via the Trois Monts route

August 18, 2009

Voie Frison-Roche

Climbing the frison-roche on the Brevent in Chamonix. The frison roche is the most popular route on the main face of the route and hosts 6 pitches of great rock climbing at a reasonable grade (6a+).

3 Days of Cham Climbing

The weather has since taken a turn for the worse, but last week was stellar. My friend Kevin Landolt, a former CMC student of mine turned super motivated and fast partner had some excellent days out climbing beautiful Chamonix granite. The video below features some super fantastic moderate classics including the Midi-Plan traverse, the Pilier...

Dolomites and Arco Climbing

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I were suffering from a little of the “grass is always greener” syndrome and opted for some adventuring away from the alpine paradise of our current backyard. Being that it is the Alps: many countries and their spectacular mountain playgrounds are accessible by only a few hours drive. We...

more Cham fun…

I’m taking advantage of extremely wet weather here in Chamonix by posting some pics and video from some great adventures in the local mountains. I just returned from another successful Mont Blanc summit working with Mont Blanc Guides. The day was about as clear as they get! Check out the quick vid from the summit-...

Alpine Exploits

Having the perfect blend of work and play in the mountains is something that (I think) every guide struggles with. The lure of more work as well as the necessity of more play, or perhaps vice-versa; is a very delicate balance. Having been careful to not over do it on each end, I’ve had some...