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What is a Backcountry Hut Trip?

AIARE 1 Hut Trips  Our one-of-a-kind AIARE 1 Backcountry Hut Trips provide you with 3 days of luxury at a warm alpine hut. And, with skiing right out the front door! Plus you’ll

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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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Staff Outings – Fun and Adventurous

Are you looking for new, fun ideas for your next staff retreat or offsite event? Rock climbing, hiking and snowshoeing are great sports for team-building, developing camaraderie and to simply have

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Springtime in Alaska

As you may or may not know, the springtime in Alaska is an amazing time for adventures in the mountains.  From skiing the huge slopes around Valdez to climbing the

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Mexico 2010/2011

Mexico climbing season is right around the corner and now is the time to get your fall/winter plans all set up.  Each year we head down to Mexico for some

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Mountaineering Seminar Trip Report

Multi-day mountaineering seminars are a summertime classic here at CMS. We guides love having Rocky Mountain National Park as our playground and we’re always psyched to show off our best.

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Valdez Skiing Expedition

It is hard to call a trip like this an “expedition”.  Many times when individuals hear the word expedition images of tents, freeze dried food, and language barriers come to

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Ecuador 2009

Our team of 3 had a superb expedition to Ecuador in early December. One of the things I’ve learned about international climbing over my 20+ year guiding career is that

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The Last Frontier

Earlier this week a CMS expedition team returned from the Alaskan Mountaineering Seminar. This expedition was based out of the Ruth Gorge, which is located within Denali National Park. Pictures

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