Friday, December 31, 2010

*Avalanche Reminder and Special*

Happy New Year! Start 2011 off right by signing up for one of our avalanche courses. We have been experiencing record snow fall here in the Sierras, so there has never been a better time to brush up on your winter safety skills. Get the knowledge you will need to be safe and sound in the backcountry this season. Register today!

 

**Attention all Inyo/Mono residents! We are offering you another chance to take that avy refresher you may have missed last time. The course is on Jan 8. To participate you must sign up by Jan 6 at 5:00pm. There are 6 spots available so register fast!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Avalanche Courses!

Hello everyone! Winter is finally upon us and with that comes the danger of avalanches. Don't be caught out and in doubt. Arm yourself with the knowledge you will need to be safe and sound in the backcountry this season. Whether it is ice climbing, skiing, or hiking, we are all at risk. Check out our avalanche courses page and sign up today!

*Special* Calling all Inyo/Mono residents. We have a special Avalanche Refresher course being offered to all of our locals on Dec 18 for only $30.00! There are six spots available and you must be able to provide proof of Inyo/Mono residency during sign up. To register just click here

 

Call or email Danielle with any questions and she will be happy to help you out. 760-648-1122 info@sierramtnguides.com

Monday, December 6, 2010

December Rock Climbing!

I (Neil) just finished a three day rock climbing / training trip with long time clients Ted and Chris. Even in December we were able to find some amazing rock climbing. There is a little known fact that Bishop has more climbable days in the winter than Joshua tree. They arrived on Thursday and checked into their hotel in Bishop. The next morning we met at Jacks Waffle shop and decided to check out Pine Creek. With early snow and a weather forecast that threatened snow
and rain we were still able to find dry rock and fun climbing in Pine Creek. With light jackets we were able to climb several pitches with
bare hands and had a great day. We were having such fun that we ended up hiking out in the dark with headlamps.

Day two found us meeting and having breakfast at the Village Cafe. I had never been there before and was pleasantly surprised to find a great local breakfast. We went to the Owens River Gorge and had a great day of climbing despite the overcast conditions. We were able to stay comfortable and climb bare handed all day.

Day three found us again having breakfast at the Village Cafe and then heading out to the Happy Boulders for a quick session before Chris and Ted drove home. We were able to have some fun Bouldering and Circuit training and worked some problems before Chris and Ted stopped by Sage to Summit for some new shoes before their drive home.
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