Had an excellent time taking an Intro to Trad class with Azissa and Alex as our guides!
A fun crew, great learning atmosphere, and endless views.
Thanks Bear House Mountain Guiding for a great weekend!
Hanging out with Azissa for the Women's climbing day was exactly that.
She made me feel like it was just hanging with a friend that happened to have a wealth of information about climbing technique, safety, and rope work.
I have a fair history of climbing that had been lacking lately and it was a great review for me and I got to follow some great trad routes I've not seen before. Thanks again!
I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Women's Climbing Day! It was a really great day filled with great climbing and new experiences.
The guide was extremely skilled and professional. She tailored her instruction to my climbing level and was a lot of fun to hang out with.
I got to do some great climbs that I would have been unable to do on my own, and I learned some great new skills.
I would recommend this to climbers at any experience level!
|AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Trainer|
|AMGA Rock Guide|
|Apprentice Alpine Guide|
|Wilderness First Responder|
|Leave No Trace Trainer|
|Level 2 Avalanche Certified|
Owner & AMGA Rock Guide
Derek has traveled widely in pursuit of his climbing passion, scaling rock, ice, and snow in every major range in the continental United States as well as in Argentine Patagonia. His decade of experience climbing and guiding has led him to explore numerous professional roles at commercial guide services, Outward Bound, college and university programs, and military recreation.
|AIARE Level 3 Certified|
|AIARE Level 1 Course Leader|
|AMGA Certified SPI|
|AMGA 12-Day Ski Guide Certification|
Ski Instructor & AIARE Provider
Mike is our resident flat-lander. He hails from Iowa originally, and has been working in the west now for 6 years in Colorado, Idaho, and Utah. Mike's passion for snow and skiing is evident as soon as you meet him as he will most likely begin by talking about the latest weather patterns or conditions in the area. Mike is capable of putting together a backcountry touring day to meet YOUR goals and expectations.