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Akio Joy Interview

Name: Aki Hometown: Placerville, California Current Residence: Bozeman, MT Years Climbing/Skiing: about 8-9 Years Guiding: 4   MAG: So Aki, you recently returned from a personal trip down in Yosemite Valley. Any highlights…
Everest, Lhotse, Montana Alpine Guides, Bozeman, Mountaineering
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Geoff Schellens Interview

Name:  Geoff Schellens Hometown:  Norwich, VT Current Residence:  Bozeman, MT Years Climbing/Skiing: 20 +/- Years Guiding: 10   MAG: So Geoff, you recently returned from a successful summit of Everest and Lhotse…
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Sam Hennessey Interview

We recently caught up with MAG guide, Sam Hennessey who just got back to Bozeman after spending May and most of June in the Alaska Range climbing and guiding. Here's what he had to say about his time in the Alaska Range, moonlighting…
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Off the Boardwalks

Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as the nation’s first National Park. Yellowstone is home to approximately 600 waterfalls and geysers, packs of wolves, grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, deer, herds of bison, elk,…
Rock Climbing, Bozeman, Big Sky, Montana, Climbing, Montana Alpine Guides, Rock Guides
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Summer Rock Climbing

Summer in Bozeman means it's time to put away skis (some people more reluctantly than others), ice axes, and crampons in exchange for rock shoes, chalk bags, and t-shirts. With climbing access to Hyalite just a short 20 minute drive south of…
when to retire climbing ropes, when to get a new rope, climbing ropes, how many falls, when to stop using
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When to Retire a Climbing Rope?

Retiring your Climbing Rope When should you retire your climbing rope is a question all climbers should ask themselves.  As a professional guide service, Montana Alpine Guides keeps regular logs and inspections as to when we retire ropes.…
Gannett Peak, Wind River Mountains, Goose Neck Route, East Face Route, Mountaineering, Wyoming, Montana, Montana Alpine Guides

Can I Climb Gannett Peak?

We have guided dozens of trips up Gannett Peak (WY state high point), so it’s logical that we receive numerous calls asking “Can I Climb Gannett?” Our response always rings the same, “On a guided trip with Montana Alpine Guides, it comes…
Gear Sale, Ice Climbing Boots, Used, Boot Rentals, Used Ice Climbing Boots, Bozeman, Big Sky, Montana, Hyalite Canyon

Spring Gear Sale

Montana Alpine Guides is having a sale on all of our current ice climbing equipment in an effort to make room for next years gear.  Most climbing gear is in great shape. The sale includes gear we use for our clients while guiding and some…
Ice climbing, courses, instruction, classes, Hyalite Canyon, Montana Alpine Guides
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Fifth Annual Military Veterans Ice Climbing Trip

We just finished one of our favorite group trips of the year, marking the 5th annual military veterans ice climb with Montana Alpine Guides in Hyalite Canyon. We spent four days sharing ice climbs and conversation with this great group with…