RMG is a year round guide service located in Summit County, Colorado. Established in 1992, the outfit has grown from rock climbing and mountaineering to backcountry skiing, ski touring and ice climbing to offer true year-round recreation in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Guiding and teaching clients from across the country, RMG offers a wide range of experiences, from sport climbing to multi-pitch alpine routes to ridge running and mountaineering on the high peaks of the Rocky Mountain range.
The winter season offers ski touring and backcountry skiing around Summit County as well as the in Pikes Peak National Forest. Two of the 50 classic ski descents of North America, the Christo Couloir on 14,000’+ Quandary Peak and the North Couloir of Buffalo Mountain as well as numerous steep descents will excite and challenge the best of skiers. RMG can offer the right terrain for every level of expertise.
We also teach youth rock climbing camps, AIARE Level 1 and 2 avalanche education courses and offer multi-day programs for all levels of climber, skier and mountaineer.
Peter Krainz has been a Summit County resident for over 25 years and founded Rocky Mountain Guides in 1992. His extensive outdoor experience of over 30 years has included guiding in the Alps, the Tetons and in numerous areas around Summit County, Colorado. He received his IFMGA full certification in 1986, is an Austrian certified and PSIA full certified ski instructor and has taught for the Keystone Ski School since 1988. When he is not off in the mountains, he can be found performing with his Austrian folk music ensemble Those Austrian Guys at Oktoberfests and other events all over the country, or playing jazz piano with his trio Jazzwerks.
Tim Toula has been around the climbing world since 1978 since his start in the Wyoming backcountry of Yellowstone and Flagstaff, AZ. He has trained and climbed with some of the best in the climbing world. He has seen tons of techniques and developed many on his own for climbing success and making it to the top of the game. You can watch an inkling of his climbing thoughts and work online at vimeo Tim Toula, Crack House, Moab, Utah, 3 parts. That was shot when Tim was 52 coming off the couch.
Tim is an innovator and an ardent first ascensionist with new routes scattered from West to East in the United States. He compiled numerous, difficult cutting edge first ascents in the Flagstaff and Sedona Arizona rock scene. He was responsible for the vision of early 5.13 routes in the 1980s like the sport Americans at Arapiles and the trad The Equalizer in Paradise Forks and hairball routes like Angel of Mercy Traverse on Earth Angel and Beeflord Spire in Sedona. He soon extended his range to the incredible Texas Tower, Utah freeing most of it on the first ascent.
West Virginia saw Tim putting up the Three Ring Circus/Greatest Show on Earth at The Meadow River. Tons of other often non-credited routes were climbed by Tim in the early days of Southeastern Rock Climbing.
Two first free ascents of Mt. Hooker in the Wyoming backcountry of the Wind River Mountain Range are also on his wall of memorable ascents. Perhaps one of his finest moments was climbing all 4 roof cracks at the Crack House in a single day when he was 42.
Tim Toula has guided a wide variety of climbing areas with lucky clients including the Ibex in Utah and areas throughout Wyoming and Arizona.
The last several years have seen his first ascent touches on the routes that are part of your 4 day rock climbing camp.
Since moving to Colorado in 1999, David began backcountry skiing while residing in Summit County and completing a Geography degree at the University of Colorado. During college, David ski-toured in Colorado’s Gore Range in the winter and traveled to Argentina to spend summer months exploring new routes and couloirs in the Las Lenas valley. As his interest in avalanche phenomena grew, so did his desire to travel and ski the steeps of Alaska and the French Alps. Trained by the AMGA in the Ski and Rock Guide disciplines, an AIARE Level 1 and 2 Course Provider, a Professional Member of the American Avalanche Association and a member of the Summit County Rescue Group, David continues to better understand the complexities of Colorado's Continental snow-pack by ski guiding and providing formal avalanche education as the lead winter guide for RMG.
Martin started climbing some 40+ years ago in Europe. He rock climbed in the German Alps and Italian Dolomites. Born in southern Germany, he grew up skiing and backcountry skiing the Alps to include traversing the Dolomites.
Martin is also a PSIA certified ski instructor for Vail Resorts at the Keystone Ski and Ride school. He enjoys guiding high peaks and 14'ers in Summit and Clear Creek counties in Colorado.