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"Frozen" A Ski Movie with Horror Themes by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing A horror film about skiers? Makes sense to me. Every time I pay for a lift ticket, I am truly and deeply horrified. But that's not what we're talking about. A new fi ... Read on »
"ICE" by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing At the 2013 Ouray Ice Festival, a film production company made one of the best ice climbing videos we've seen.  No, it's not about "sick" climbers doing crazy things.  Inste ... Read on »
"The Burrito" Hypothermia Wrap by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing Perhaps one of the most common and most dangerous ailments to affect the outdoor traveler is hypothermia.  And though many factors may lead to hypothermia, it is most common ... Read on »
1/7 - 1/28 -- Skagit Valle ... by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing 1/7 - 1/28 -- Skagit Valley, WA --  Skagit Valley Eagle Festival 1/14 -- Las Vegas, NV -- Save Red Rock Canyon Fun Run/Ride 1/14 -- 1/15 -- Cheongsong, Korea --   Ice C ... Read on »
2010 AMGA/IFMGA Conference by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing The American Mountain Guides Association recently held its annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado.  In the past we have written about the AMGA and the events associated with it ... Read on »
2010 AORE Conference by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing I had never heard of AORE before I started working in the American Alpine Institute office.  As a person who didn't study recreation in college, I wasn't aware that there wa ... Read on »
2012 AMGA Annual Meeting by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing Last week I had the opportunity to attend the American Mountain Guides Association Annual Meeting in Red Rock Canyon , just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the second ... Read on »
2012 Guides' Choice Awards by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing This year The American Alpine Institute is proud to announce eleven new Guides' Choice Award winners from seven different outdoor equipment manufacturers. The Guid ... Read on »
2012 National Outdoor Book Award Winners by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing The American Alpine Institute just received the following press release concerning the National Outdoor Book Award Winners 2012 NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD WINNERS ANN ... Read on »
2013 Guides' Choice Award Winners by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing The American Alpine Institute is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Guides' Choice Awards. Products that win the Guides' Choice Award have been through exte ... Read on »
2013 Red Rock Rendezvous Round-Up! by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing I have attended Red Rock Rendezvous every year since 2003. This year was the ten year anniversary of the event and there is no doubt in my mind that it was the best. Mounta ... Read on »
2014 - Red Rock Rendezvous Round-Up by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing The AAI Guide Staff on the first morning of the event.(click for larger pictures) This year was the second year that we have offered multi-pitch climbing at the event. ... Read on »
2014 Guides Choice Award Winners Announced by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing The American Alpine Institute Guides Choice Awards are being announced today at the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. This years award winners have all bee ... Read on »
2014 Summer Outdoor Retailer Recap by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing The Outdoor Retailer Show is the largest trade show of its kind in the US. Housed in the Salt Lake City Salt Palace, the show spans an amazing 820,000 square feet of f ... Read on »
25th Anniversary of the AORE Conference by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing At the beginning of November, I had the opportunity to attend the 25th annual AORE Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  For those of you that are not-in-the-know, AORE stands ... Read on »
2nd Annual Dallas Kloke Memorial Clean-Up by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing It was just about two years ago that the highly respected first ascentionist and guidebook author, Dallas Kloke, was killed in a climbing accident.  Dallas was climbing with ... Read on »
3 Days in Moab by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing Living full time in Las Vegas is a great place to be as a mountain guide. The variety and accessibility of climbing in Red Rock is simply amazing, but I will save that for a ... Read on »
3:1 Haul with a GriGri by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing A lot of climbers get really wrapped up in using a GriGri on the ground, either for top-roping or for belaying a leader. But a GriGri can also be used effectively at the ... Read on »
A Children's Book about Mountain Guides? by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing Yep, you bet. Mark the Mountain Guide is a book for kids about Mountain Guides. The video doesn't give us the whole story, but I bet that the guide gets all of his climber ... Read on »
A Day with Fred Beckey in the Dolomites by Jason Martin Posted in: Blog Posts in Rock climbing If there is one iconic climber, one person who stands out above the rest as discovering more new routes, climbing more rock, and ascending more ice than anyone else in histo ... Read on »