Category Archives: San Juan College

A Guides Summer in Durango

Guide Carl Schnitker’s Summer in Durango.   I had a fantastic summer, living in Durango and experiencing everything that this awesome town has to offer. I was also fortunate enough to spend much of my time doing the greatest job on … Continue reading

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How to Become a Mountain or Ski Guide

With cooler temps and fall coming in quick, people are starting to have skiing on the brain.  And with that, comes people interested in working as ski guides.  We have had at least one person a day for the last … Continue reading

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Puppy Mill Avalanche Courses

The definition of a puppy mill is: A puppy mill, sometimes known as a puppy farm,[1] is a commercial dog breeding facility that is operated with an emphasis upon profits above animal welfare and is often in substandard conditions regarding … Continue reading

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Final SJC Mexico post

Hello friends and family!  We arrived back to Mexico City yesterday.  The afternoon was spent poolside at our hotel.  Our last dinner in Mexico was nothing short of spectacular!  This morning we woke early, had a huge breakfast and hit the town.  … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 7

Summit Success!!  The group made it to the top of Pico de Orizaba, the 3rd highest peak in North America at 18,490 ft.  The weather on the summit was beautiful and sunny with no wind.  They will update with more … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 6

The group made it to the  14,00o ft. hut and is literally  looking up at their next challenge – Pico.  The weather could not be better and the snow conditions are excellent!  Everyone is feeling good and can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 5

All 10 climbers made it to the top around 8 a.m. this morning!!  Everyone is doing great and having a blast, the group is back in Tlachichuca for the night.  Tomorrow they will head out to the next camp on … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 4

Hola!  The team made it safely to camp #2 at 15,00 ft.  around noon today.  The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the sun, eating lunch and acclimatizing.  It is going to be an early night to bed … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 3

Hola!  The team made it safely to camp #1 at 12,900 ft.  The weather has been beautiful and sunny with almost no wind.  Today the team made a carry of water to camp #2 at 15,000 ft. and is resting … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 2

Buenos tardes from Mexico City!  Cudos to the group for all arriving on time a prepared at the Albuequeqre airport early this morning.  After two uneventfull fllights, we arrived with out any issues!  Other than some of our food being taken at … Continue reading

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