Gannett peak, streams, mountain streams, high pointers, trees, mountains
Scarpa shoe review, climbing guides, AMGA, IFMGA

Gear Review: Scarpa Vitamin (Approach Shoe)

Over the past year I have used and abused a pair of Scarpa Vitamin approach shoes while guiding for MAG - Montana Alpine Guides at the crag and in the mountains. The Vitamin, first and foremost climbs like a “big comfy” climbing shoe…
Hyalite Canyon, Hyalite Peak, Maid of the Mist, Palace Butte, The Mummies

CONDITIONS UPDATE - Hyalite Canyon - Observed 3/13 - 3/16/2015

Several days and evenings with above freezing temps didn't fair well for Hyalite ice. We are listing select routes we observed which are not all inclusive. With the colder temps coming up we could see a rebound or even the forming of some random…

Montana Alpine Guides will start guiding on Gannett Peak (WY) starting summer of 2015!

GANNETT PEAK (13,809' or 4,209 m) is the highest point in Wyoming and known to be one of the hardest fifty state high points to summit. The difficulties in climbing this peak start with the long approach and the heavy packs. The shortest of…
ice screw review, climbing guides, petzl, aluminum, montana alpine guides, hyalite canyon

Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screw Review by MAG

The new Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screws will cut around 1/3 of the weight off a standard set of all steel ice screws. Petzl achieved this by using an aluminum tube and hanger with a steel tip insert on the tube for durability where it’s…
Mixed climbing, ice climbing, Hyalite Canyon, the cave,

MAG and Hyalite Canyon ice climbing featured on National Geographic's "Best of Montana in Winter: Outdoor Recreation".

National Geographic featured Hyalite Canyon along with Montana Alpine Guides in top 5 things to do in a MT winter: Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman is the United States’ premier natural ice-climbing playground. From late October to the end…

Thank you!

We had a great 2013-14 ice year thanks to all the solid guides and enthusiastic participants! We hope to see you all again next season or on the rock this summer! Thanks to: Peter Ramos, Nate Opp, Noah Ronkowski, Justin Griffin, Conrad Anker,…

Montana Alpine Guides 2014 VetEx Hyalite Trip

Nice work to everyone who made it up for Montana Alpine Guides (MAG) 2014 VetEx Hyalite Ice Trip. Another solid crew of folks who were all eager to learn and eager to climb 4 days in a row! A huge thanks out to the fellow MAG guides, Nate…

Veterans Take on Hyalite Canyon and Life After War

Next week Montana Alpine Guides will be hosting the second annual Ice Climbing Progression Course in Hyalite Canyon for Veteran Expeditions, Sierra Club Outdoors from Monday through Thursday. We are happy to have the solid crew  including Nate…
Hyalite Canyon, mixed climbing, ice climbing, climbing guides, montana alpine guides

Welcome to MAG's new website

Well, here it is - our new website. It's far from being finished, but it has  all the information you need right now. It has all the info on our current Ice Climbing courses and clinics, with course descriptions and dates, and it tells you…