Ladies Weekend Out Event // Joshua Tree National Park

What an incredible weekend out with all the Ladies who attended our Ladies Weekend Out, Fall 2018 event this past weekend in Joshua Tree National Park! Stoke levels were through the roof and it showed in all the Ladies climbing! First climbs outdoors, camaraderie, crack climbing, new friendships forged, demos, it all went down! We can’t thank everyone enough for coming out for the weekend. It was truly inspiring to see the Ladies sending so hard, well done!

HUGE thanks to our partners of the LWO event, Saint Archer, Aret Basewear, Yeti, Outdoor Research, American Alpine Club - San Diego Chapter, Vertical Hold and Shelta Hats, we couldn’t do it without your support.

Lastly, we always need to pay our finest respects to the GSG Guides and Ambassadors that facilitate these amazing outings for us. Lauren Breitenbach, Greg Davis, Tyler Dandurand, Sarah Barille and Scott Iwamoto, all of you are truly talented in the field, we can’t thank you enough for your continued efforts! And last but not least, we can’t forget our incredibly gifted GSG Ambassador and photographer Jameson Schultz for shooting the entire event, thanks for everything you do Jamo! Check out his link above for some amazing photos!

To see a full gallery shot by Jameson click here, you’ll be happy you did!

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
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Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
Joshua Tree Camping

Toop 625 // Joshua Tree National Park

Awesome being back in the park and facilitating a full value day for Boy Scout Troop 625! Lots of instruction, plenty of climbing and as always, a fun rappel to top the day off with! Thanks for having us Troop 625 and big thanks to GSG Guide Greg Davis and Apprentice Guide Ash Gambhir for facilitating, couldn’t do it without you guys!.

Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
Joshua Tree Rock Climbing
Joshua Tree Rappelling

GSG Welcomes Ash Gambhir to the Ambassador Family

Golden State Guiding's Ambassador Family just grew again! We're pleased to announce our latest addition to the GSG Ambassador Family, Ash Gambhir (@verticalnomad). Ash joins the program with a heart full of adventure and an impressive list of achievements, especially in the alpine. Recently awarded the Live Your Dream Grant by the American Alpine Club in 2018, Ash has been at it non-stop ticking some classic alpine lines. From the striking ice climb, Liberty Ridge on Mount Rainier, to the beautiful line, Fishhook Arete on Mount Russell, to a very recent ascent of Thunerbolt peak in the Palisades, Ash has spent more time at elevation than many people we know! Ash is also working as an Apprentice Guide with Golden State Guiding and is currently pursuing certification through the AMGA as a Single Pitch Instructor and plans to enroll in the AMGA Alpine Skills Course this fall. Along with his thirst for adventure Ash also enjoys giving back to his community by being an active member of the American Alpine Club's San Diego Chapter. We're incredibly excited to have Ash join the GSG Ambassador Family, be on the lookout for more trip reports from Ash which you can follow by checking out his blog Vertical Nomads at verticalnomads.com

Ash Gambhir Golden State Guiding Ambassador
Ash Gambhir Golden State Guiding Ambassador Liberty Ridge Mount Rainier
Ash Gambhir Thunderbolt Peak Palisades Eastern Sierra

GSG Apprentice Guide Ash Gambhir & Team Climb Liberty Ridge

Apparently Liberty Ridge is the go-to route this season for GSG Guides. Apprentice Guide @verticalnomad just topped out Mt. Rainier via the famous Liberty Ridge route last week. This is our second Guide in two weeks to ascend the route. Ash was awarded the American Alpine Clubs “Live Your Dream” grant earlier this year and Liberty Ridge was the coveted route of choice. Congratulations Ash and the rest of your team! Stoked everyone made a safe and successful ascent! 

Golden State Guiding Apprentice Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge
Golden State Guiding Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge Mount Rainier
Golden State Guiding Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge
Golden State Guiding Guide Ash Gambhir Liberty Ridge