Butterball (sad dog on right) and the rest of the AMS staff said goodbye to Guides Alex Stroud (on left) and Nick D'Alessio this afternoon. Alex is headed to Montana, Utah, Yosemite, etc. for climbing, climbing and climbing. Nick is visiting family in New Hampshire before returning to Girdwood, AK for a winter of skiing. It was great having them here this summer but they'll be back and ready for the Alaska Range next Spring.
Operations Manager Rob Gowler snuck out of town a couple of days ago...I didn't get a picture of this international man of mystery, but it is believed that he can be found somewhere around Moab and eventually beaches further south. Look for a bus and surfboards somewhere warm. Adios amigo