Archive for August, 2010

Kaplan Family Thompson Trek

August 17, 2010

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The Kaplan family headed out with Co-Owner and Guide, Erik Leidecker, for a trek in the Mt. Thompson area.  Here is what Avery had to say about the trip:

Hiking through mud, boulder fields and grass, as well as, sliding down loose gravel and glissading in the snow, the hike up Mt Thompson and eating gourmet sandwiches at the summit with Erik Leidecker and the jaw dropping views was one of the highlights of my life. -A. Kaplan


SMG in Chamonix

August 12, 2010

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I just returned from a month of guiding, climbing, and vacation in Chamonix, France!  As many of you know SMG guide Marc Hanselman was in charge while I was gone and it sounds like everything was smooth as silk.    I guided a variety of different groups and private clients in the Chamonix Valley and in the Mt. Blanc massif, which encompasses parts of France, Italy, and Switzerland.  Guiding and climbing in Chamonix, which is the birthplace of both alpinism and mountain guiding, was an experience I’ll never forget and certainly a rite of passage in my guiding career!

Erik Leidecker

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More Blue Bird Days in the Sawtooths

August 11, 2010

Winter Guide, Mike Hatch joins guides Drew and Clark for a beautiful day of climbing on Warbonnet.

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