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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 instruction from a solid crew including Sam Magro, Adam Knoff, Kyle Rott, Nate Opp, Aki Joy, and Conrad Anker. Veterans arrived from all corners of the country, some having never climbed ice before, and all left as experienced ice climbers with a group of solid new friends.

It’s always an amazing experience to share what we love to do with such an appreciative group who is willing to give it all they have and have fun throughout the process. Huge thanks to Sierra Club for making this all possible and to SCARPA for hooking us up with a solid line of technical ice climbing boots. Most of all thanks to all of you who brought positive energy and a bit of “try hard” to our four days out on the ice together.

Check out the great news cover story from our climbs:

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Hyalite Ice Conditions Update – 12/8/15

This warm weather will take a toll on some routes and help others to grow. With the warm weather came super high winds = wind loading so watch for deposition and wind slabs through out the canyon – As always check GNFAC for the latest snow conditions. Let us know if you have seen something we haven’t.

Hyalite Ice Conditions 2015-16

From November 1st – April 1st Montana Alpine Guides will be updating ice climbing conditions for Hyalite Canyon and other southwest Montana areas every 1-2 weeks. We will be listing routes with “YES”“NO”, “MAYBE”, and “?” indicating if the ice is “in” or “not in”.

For the list of climbs and detailed description visit the Hyalite Ice Conditions Page.

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Montana Alpine Guides now offers guided backcountry ski and snow board trips …

Montana Alpine Guides offers guided backcountry ski and snow board trips in and around Yellowstone National Park. This includes guided backcountry ski areas near Big Sky, Bozeman, and Cooke City. With reliable snow fall from December through May this area is renowned for its spectacular backcountry ski options for all levels of experience. More details …

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Men’s Journal climbs with Montana Alpine Guides

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Fourth of July Climb – Gannett Peak