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Colorado Mountain School Turns 40

Happy 40th Birthday Colorado Mountain School Colorado Mountain School was founded in Estes Park, Colorado in 1981 and we are celebrating our 40th birthday this year! Since the beginning, we’ve

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Is Your Mountain Guide Qualified

Is Your Mountain Guide Qualified? When tax season rolls around, you turn towards your accountant or CPA, right? Well, searching for a mountain guide is no different. It’s essential that

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Guiding Life

Dear Mothers,

Dear Mothers,  There is finally a light at the end of tunnel.  Whatever you did to keep your family and children safe in the last 12 months, you have done

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A backcountry skier looks down mountain as they carve corn snow on a spring day in Alaska.
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Spring into Backcountry Skiing

For some, when ski areas start closing down in the spring it signals the end of the season, but backcountry users know that spring skiing can provide some of the

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A small pile of garbage sits on a rock near an otherwise pristine stream and waterfall.
Guiding Life

The Importance of Leave No Trace

With Colorado Mountain School Guide Rainbow Weinstock Unfortunately, we have all likely experienced a favorite place becoming littered with trash, or trampled over by people wandering off-trail or not camping

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Mike Coyle skis the backcountry in Scarpa Maestrale XT boots.
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Scarpa Maestrale XT Review

I’ve owned nearly every iteration of the Scarpa Maestrale ski boot. I started skiing on the original Maestrale about 10 years ago. The way I like to describe the boot

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A pair of rock climbers sit at the Spearhead Bivy Sites in Glacier Gorge, Rocky Mountain National Park. Longs Peak and the Keyboard of the Winds tower high above.
Rock Climbing

Reports from the Field: Spearhead

North Ridge of Spearhead, RMNP Trip Report Colorado Mountain School guide Mike Soucy climbed Spearhead with clients in Rocky Mountain National Park on July 18th, 2019. See and hear their

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A mountaineer waves a flag on the summit of Longs Peak after having climbed The Keyhole. Longs Peak is the tallest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Mountaineering

Reports from the Field: Longs Peak

The Keyhole of Longs Peak, RMNP Trip Report Colorado Mountain School guide Mike Coyle and two clients climbed Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park on July 15th, 2019. This

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