In Ice Axe We Trust goes to the San Juans

Oh my! That is so beautiful!

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It’s always an honor to be part of the In Ice Axe We Trust podcast, and yesterday’s session on the San Juans was no exception.

We covered a lot of topics, looking at our first experiences there (mine was at Uncompahgre Peak), finding some solitude, fretting over the unprepared, and a whole lot of other things from this amazing, remote mountain range in southwestern Colorado.

A couple of things we learned and discussed:

1. If you’re serious about the high country, you need to get in shape. A half-marathon training program will do the trick.

2. Before you head out, do your homework. Resources on routes are out there, as is real-time beta on route conditions. Don’t get caught on a steep snow pitch without crampons, an axe and a helmet. Chances are, you can find out if you need them by doing a simple online search.

3. When you’re…

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