We just finished our favorite group trip of the year, marking the 3rd 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 Nate Opp, Skiy Detray, Conrad Anker, Peter Ramos, Genevieve Ryder, and Aki Joy. Most everyone arrived as strangers having never ice climbed and left experienced climbers with a group of solid new friends.
It was awesome to share what we love to do with such an appreciative group who was willing to give it all they had and have fun in the process. Huge thanks to Sierra Club Mission Outdoors 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: