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Quick conditions update from #CMSguide @ianclimbs ・・・
"Yesterdays mission was in the Dead Elk which had good cold powder but lots of signs of previous loose wet. Careful on the South faces right after storms when they warm up, we left to go North as soon as the sun poked put. Great skiing out there."
Ladies! Join us tomorrow night (Wednesday) for a women's avalanche awareness clinic! This free educational event is from 7-9pm at @neptunemountaineering and we'll be raffling off an AIARE Level 1 course! All raffle proceeds go to @shejumps in an effort to get more women in the great outdoors! Beverages provided by @upslope. Tag a friend and then hit the link in our bio to learn more!
Our avalanche instructors are still reporting tricky snowpack layers in the field. Continuing to educate yourself on backcountry safety remains critical. Watch, share and download the new avalanche transceiver education videos from our partner @backcountryaccess, then consider progressing your skills in one of our AIARE avalanche training courses. Link to BCA's videos in our bio.
Team Mexico Volcanos is celebrating a successful summit of Iztaccihuatl! At 17,159 feet, it is a proud high-altitude summit that the team dispatched despite a heavy storm cycle that blanketed the volcanic peak in a fresh layer of snow above 15,500ft. Next up is Pico de Orizaba at 18,491 ft.
In between climbs of high peaks, Team Mexico has had a great time exploring cathedrals, colonial pueblos, and ancient Aztec and Olmec ruins in the area. The cultural experience in Mexico is incomparable, and when you add in the delicious food, the quaint countryside, and the amazing people, this trip turns out to be so much more than just the climbing!
and words by #cmsguide @japhrodite.36
Unbeatable views from the Pika Glacier base camp in Alaska's Denali National Park. --
Pika Glacier is home to the CMS ski mountaineering expedition each April. We've got one more spot this spring. Do you want it? Message us!
CMS client & Pika Glacier alumnus @petesnavely
Winter can't stop #CMSguide @rainbowweinstock and his clients from climbing in Eldo. Who else climbs year-round?
"Great training day yesterday with @coloradomountainschool clients in Eldorado Canyon. @japhrodite.36 and I got people up a lot of great terrain and down some big rappels. The diversity and quality of my work venues keeps me passionate about what I do over the course of so many season. Having fantastic clients, co-workers and an excellent employer are just as big in keeping me working as a career guide "