Tico Allulee

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Lindsey Hamm

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  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • 2016 AMGA Gore-Tex Scholarship recipiant

Ben Gardner

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  • IFMGA Liscensed Mountain Guide
  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Certified Ski Guide
  • AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA Ice Instructor Course
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified
  • AIARE Level 1 Course Leader
  • AIARE Level 2 Course Instructor
  • Leave-No-Trace Master Educator

Ben is most at home climbing frozen waterfalls, running laps on a desert crack, or skinning up a peak on the way to untracked powder.  Ben started his climbing career right here in Durango while attending Fort Lewis College.

After over a decade of chasing the vertical, the only thing Ben likes better then climbing or skiing, is teaching others.  He was the Chief Climbing Instructor for the North Carolina Outward Bound School, where he spent three years training Outward Bound staff and students in all things climbing.  Before that Ben spent four years working as a full-time Outward Bound Instructor.  He has instructed courses ranging from 2-72 days long, in such diverse areas Western North Carolina, the Florida Everglades, Northern Patagonia.  He is an adjunct faculty member at San Juan College where he instructs for their Outdoor Leadership degreei. When he isn’t climbing or skiing Ben is also an avid white-water paddler.

Bonnie Kling

Bon brings a vast amount to the KMG table. She has worked in the ski industry at a major resort for long enough she is nearing her lifttime pass!  Her time there has been in payroll and human resources departments.  This combination makes her a tremendous asset to the KMG office.  In addition to her lethal office skills, Bon is equally comfortable on her tele skis or one of her snowboards.

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She also enjoys backpacking, kickball and playing with Stella at the river.  Make sure you say hello to Bon when you come by the KMG office!

Josh Kling

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Josh is the Owner and Lead Guide for Kling Mountain Guides He is a Mountain Guide and Outdoor Educator based in Durango, Colorado.

Josh guides all types of rock and alpine climbing as well as trekking. He also guides backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, and instructs AIARE avalanche courses. His climbing and trekking have taken him around the globe. He is an adjunct faculty member with San Juan College where he instructs numerous courses for their Outdoor Leadership degree track as well as instructs courses at Fort Lewis College for the Outdoor Pursuits program.  Josh has taught for numerous other nationally recognized organizations as well worked as a guide on Denali. He has completed rock, alpine and ski guide training from the American Mountain Guides Association and is an Aspirant Mountain Guide. He helps coordinate the Flight For Life Avalanche Deployment team in the San Juans, and is a Technical Team Member, Training Instructor, and Winter Response Team Coordinator with La Plata County Search and Rescue in Colorado.

John Minier

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  • AMGA Certified Ski Mountaineering Guide
  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • AMGA Assistant Alpine Guide
  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified
  • AIARE Level 1 Course Leader
  • AIARE Level 2 Course Leader

Gary Newmeyer

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  • AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor
  • AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide
  • AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Contact Gary at gary@klingmountainguides.com

Jed Porter

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  • AMGA Certified Rock Guide
  • AMGA Certified Ski Mountaineering Guide
  • AMGA  Certified Alpine Guide
  • IFMGA Licensed Ski & Mountain Guide
  • AIARE Level 1 Course Leader
  • AIARE Level 3 Certified
  • Wilderness First Responder

Marc Ripperger

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