Helping to train the next generation of Alpinists.

 Alpine Mentors Ice Bash, 12/27/2014

Come and climb with the mentors from Alpine Mentors on December 27th in Ouray, CO.

We also have a great lodging deal and are stoked to see everyone this winter on ice.



8:00 am at the Backstreet Cafe in Ouray/CO.


Bring your ice climbing gear or rent it at Ouray Mountain Sports.


You will have time to meet mentors including Vince Anderson, Steve House, Jack Tackle, Kitty Calhoun, Dawn Glanc, Andres Marin, Ralph Tigny, Jim Donini, Buster Jesik, Colin Simon, Steven van Sickle and many more. Find someone you want to climb with and go. What you do and where you go is totally up to you and the people you meet. Make sure to be back in Ouray so you don't miss the evening event.


EVENING EVENT Fundraiser slideshow in Ouray, CO.

@7:00pm at the Ouray Community Center

$ 5 Admission


Colin, Buster and Steven will share their experiences of two years climbing in India, Alaska, Canada, the Alps and Colorado. Hear about ups, downs, and the long, hard path to becoming an Alpinist.


Beer is sponsored by Ouray Brewery and Ouray Chalet Inn is offering a sweet deal for climbers who are willing to share a room with 4 people. Ask at the front desk for the Alpine Mentors Ice Bash deal. Or call them up: (800) 924-2538



Alpine Mentors promotes alpinism by encouraging, coaching and climbing with technically proficient young alpinists who aspire to climb the world's greatest mountains in a lightweight, low-impact style


Raphael Slawinki's take on Mentoring

Alpine Mentors was really lucky to have such an accomplished, all-around alpinist to join us for this expedition. Raphael has been one of the most active climbers in the Canadian Rockies for the last 20 years and resently won the Piolet d'Or for his first accent of K6 West in Pakistan.

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Denali Photo Essay

Packing and loading up with Talkeetna Air Taxi.
Packing and loading up with Talkeetna Air Taxi.
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