Winter Adventure Grant 2017

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Summit Sealants Inc., is proud to offer the 6th Annual “Winter Adventure Grant” to encourage winter exploration of the mountain ranges of North America. We will award $3,000.00 total in $1,000.00 grants. Applications accepted through Dec 31, 2016. Award will be mailed by Jan 7, 2017 and must be used within 12 months.

 

The criteria is as follows:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Objective(s) must be in North America with preference going to climbs in the Continental US.
  3. Considered will be exploratory nature, history of region, first ascent or significant enchainment, remoteness.
  4. All objectives must have significant winter implications (snow, alpine ice, water ice). The teams’ style will be considered.

Application:

Please electronically provide the following information.

  1. Your name, address, age, phone #, email address.
  2. Team members’ names, experience, and what each climber feels their top 3 climbs are to date.
  3. Approximate budget needed for trip and expected use of grant (gear, food, travel, permits).
  4. Objective description. Include pictures, route, and expected itinerary.
  5. What photo or video documentation do you plan to use.

Responsibilities of recipient:

If awarded these guidelines must be followed.

  1. All necessary permits or land use regulations will be followed.
  2. A 12″X12″ lightweight banner of Summit Sealant Inc. will be mailed with check. A few photos to document the climb will be requested.
  3. If for any reason the submitted plans are cancelled the funds will be returned in full.
  4. If any slide shows or presentations arise from this outing, recipient will mention grant and provider.

Visit summitsealants.com for updated information and please email all applications to steve@summitsealants.com

GOOD LUCK AND BE CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Winter Adventure Grant 2014/2015

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Summit Sealants Inc., is proud to offer the 5th Annual “Winter Adventure Grant” to encourage winter exploration of the mountain ranges of North America. This year we have again teamed up with ColdFear.com to award more money than ever!!! We will award $3,000.00 total in $1,000.00 grants. Applications accepted through Dec 31, 2014. Award will be mailed by Jan 7, 2015 and must be used within 12 months.

 

The criteria is as follows:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Objective(s) must be in North America with preference going to climbs in the Continental US.
  3. Considered will be exploratory nature, history of region, first ascent or significant enchainment, remoteness.
  4. All objectives must have significant winter implications (snow, alpine ice, water ice). The teams’ style will be considered.

Application:

Please electronically provide the following information.

  1. Your name, address, age, phone #, email address.
  2. Team members’ names, experience, and what each climber feels their top 3 climbs are to date.
  3. Approximate budget needed for trip and expected use of grant (gear, food, travel, permits).
  4. Objective description. Include pictures, route, and expected itinerary.
  5. What photo or video documentation do you plan to use.

Responsibilities of recipient:

If awarded these guidelines must be followed.

  1. All necessary permits or land use regulations will be followed.
  2. A 12″X12″ lightweight banner of Summit Sealant Inc. will be mailed with check. A few photos to document the climb will be requested.
  3. If for any reason the submitted plans are cancelled the funds will be returned in full.
  4. If any slide shows or presentations arise from this outing, recipient will mention grant and provider.

Visit summitsealants.com for updated information and please email all applications to steve@summitsealants.com

GOOD LUCK AND BE CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ryan Johnson on the Mendenhall Towers

Winter 2012/2013 Climbing Grant

Ryan Johnson on the Mendenhall TowersSummit Sealants Inc., is proud to offer the 3rd annual “Winter Adventure Grant” to encourage winter exploration of the mountain ranges of North America. This year we have teamed up with ColdFear.com to award more money than ever!!! We will award $3,000.00 total in $1,000.00 grants. Applications accepted through Dec 31, 2012. Award will be mailed by Jan 7, 2013 and must be used within 12 months.

The criteria is as follows:

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older.
  2. Objective(s) must be in North America with preference going to climbs in the Continental US.
  3. Considered will be exploratory nature, history of region, first ascent or significant enchainment, remoteness.
  4. All objectives must have significant winter implications (snow, alpine ice, water ice). The teams’ style will be considered.

Application:

Please electronically provide the following information.

  1. Your name, address, age, phone #, email address.
  2. Team members’ names, experience, and what each climber feels their top 3 climbs are to date.
  3. Approximate budget needed for trip and expected use of grant (gear, food, travel, permits).
  4. Objective description. Include pictures, route, and expected itinerary.
  5. What photo or video documentation do you plan to use.

Responsibilities of recipient:

If awarded these guidelines must be followed.

  1. All necessary permits or land use regulations will be followed.
  2. A 12″X12″ lightweight banner of Summit Sealant Inc. will be mailed with check. A few photos to document the climb will be requested.
  3. If for any reason the submitted plans are cancelled the funds will be returned in full.
  4. If any slide shows or presentations arise from this outing, recipient will mention grant and provider.

Visit summitsealants.com for updated information and please email all applications to steve@summitsealants.com

 

GOOD LUCK AND BE CREATIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jason Nelson on a first ascent at Bart Lake, ALK

Mulkey Residence

  Summit Sealants is always looking for opportunities to build “Green” and to increase  the energy efficiency of a building. The Fluid-Applied Vapor Barriers are a MUST in LEED certified building and Summit Sealants has completed many commercial applications with these products. The only problem is, being a new building, we never truly see how much savings there is. Summit Sealants was lucky enough to find an opportunity on a residential house in Cody, WY. We applied an Air Barrier to the existing wood siding substrate and it will now be covered with corrugated metal siding as designed by Architect, Joel Anderson. With the Mulkey residence being exposed to some of the most brutal winter conditions in the US we are excited to see what these products are capable of. Stay tuned as we will be reporting back this winter on what we anticipate will be a HUGE energy savings!!                                   

 

Russell Stover Candies

A local project we picked up this past week is the new Russell Stover’s outlet store here in beautiful Montrose, CO.  Russell Stover’s  is a big employer in Montrose and we are excited to be on a project that supports our City.

Summit Sealants & Restoration Services was awarded the job to waterproof and insulate the foundation walls. We’re the sealant contractor to do all the finishing touches to the project as well. We are excited to be part of this local expansion.

Next time you need a chocolate fix, look for some fine Russell Stover candy and know that you are supporting a good community and the people that work in Montrose, CO!

Written by: Laurie Berwanger

 

forest fire photo by Jason Nelson

Fire Restrictions in Colorado

forest fire photo by Jason NelsonColorado’s Governor Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order on June 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. banning open burn and private use of fireworks in the State of Colorado.  View the full Executive Order D 2012-015.

Information on fire restrictions and bans can change rapidly.  The most current information can and should be obtained from your local county.  Contacts for each county can be found on the Local Info Sources tab.   This site is meant  to provide the Colorado community with a connection to their local emergency agencies.

With or without fireworks, it’s still going to be a great 4th of July!

Fire Danger Rating Definition Chart

County Information

 

ADAMS COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

ALAMOSA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High .

ARAPAHOE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

ARCHULETA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

BACA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

BENT COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

BOULDER COUNTY & CITY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

BROOMFIELD COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

CHAFFEE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

CHEYENNE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger High.

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

CONEJOS COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

COSTILLA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

CROWLEY COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place. Fire danger is High.

CUSTER COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

DELTA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

DENVER COUNTY & CITY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

DOLORES COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

EAGLE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

EL PASO COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

ELBERT COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

FREMONT COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

GARFIELD COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

GILPIN COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

GRAND COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

GUNNISON COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place. Fire danger is High.

HINSDALE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

HUERFANO COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

JACKSON COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

KIOWA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

KIT CARSON COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

LAKE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

LA PLATA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

LARIMER COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place. Fire danger is Extreme.

LAS ANIMAS

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

LINCOLN COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

LOGAN COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

MESA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

MINERAL COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

MOFFAT COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

MONTEZUMA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

MONTROSE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

MORGAN COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Low.

OTERO COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place. Fire danger is High.

OURAY COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Low.

PARK COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

PHILLIPS COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

PITKIN COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

PROWERS COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

PUEBLO COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

RIO BLANCO COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

RIO GRANDE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

ROUTT COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

SAGUACHE COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

SAN JUAN COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Low.

SEDGWICK COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

SUMMIT COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

TELLER COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Moderate.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is High.

WELD COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

YUMA COUNTY

Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Extreme.

Tribal Information

SOUTHERN UTE INDIAN TRIBE
Fire restrictions in place.  Fire danger is Very High.

UTE MOUNTAIN UTE TRIBE
No fire restrictions information reported.  Fire danger is Very High.

Federal Land Information:

US Forest Service | Bureau of Land Management | National Parks

USFS  Araphaho Forest
Fire restrictions in place.

USFS Roosevelt National Forest.
Fire restrictions in place.

USFS Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Forest
Fire restrictions in place.

USFS Gunnison National Forest
Fire restrictions in place.

USFS Pike and San Isabel National Forest
Fire restrictions in place.

USFS San Juan National Forest
Fire restrictions in place.

USFS White River National Forest
Fire restrictions in place.

USFS Routt National Forest
Fire restrictions in place.

BLM Lands in Gunnison County
Fire restrictions in place.

BLM Grand Junction & Colorado River Valley Field Office
Fire restrictions in place.

BLM  Northwest District:  Kremmling, Little Snake, White River Field Offices.
Fire restrictions in place.

BLM Royal Gorge Field Office:  Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake Las Animas, Park, Pueblo, and Teller Counties.
Fire restrictions in place.

BLM San Luis Valley Field Office:  Alamosa, Conejos, Rio Grande, Saguache Counties
Fire restrictions in place.

BLM Tres Rios Field Office:  Southwestern Colorado
Fire restrictions in place.

NPS Curecanti National Recreation Area
Fire restrictions in place.

Dinosaur National Monument
Fire restrictions in place.

Kids in a Cold Icy Candy Store – Juneau Ice Climbing Expedition

Jason Nelson of Visual Adventures has an adventure up his sleeve this winter.  He will be traveling to Juneau to meet Ryan Johnson who lives in the area and has been scoping out the best climbs in the Juneau area that are yet unclimbed.  The duo will be attempting some cutting edge ice climbing in the remote Alaskan wilds.

The Mission

Plain and simple, our goal is to complete big difficult ice and mixed first ascents in the Juneau, Alaska area. We will establish routes alpine style while incorporating mad skills. Due to weather and conditions being potentially finicky in Southeast Alaska, we will take a multi-tiered approach, which will include both main objectives and back up plans.

The Monsters

monsters areaOur objective is 1,000 ft. of vertical ice in a Squamish meets Stanley Head wall setting. The ice is big, continuous, steep, and unclimbed. Access to the location will be obtained via either a helicopter or a boat ride followed by skiing.

The Players

Jason Nelson – With 16 yrs. of climbing experience across the globe, Jason is no stranger to the world of climbing. He has established new routes up to 5.13 and M12. Jason has placed in the top 10 each year he has completed in the Ouray Ice Festival. In 2009 Jason and Blake Herrington pioneered 3 new big climbs on the Mendenhall Towers above Juneau. This success inspired Jason to return. Jason is sponsored by Sterling Rope, Asolo/Lowe Alpine, Trango, Larabar, and Outdoor Research. In addition, he also has a degree in photography from the Colorado Institute of Art.

Ryan Johnson was born and raised stomping through devil’s club and working his way through the crevassed glaciers of SE Alaska. From the South Face of Denali to the unrelentingly steep walls of el cap, Ryan can be found with a smile on his face. His climbing has brought him to various areas throughout Alaska, Nepal, Canada and the Lower 48.

Special Thanks to the Following Companies who helped make this trip possible:

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Summit Sealants Announces Grant Winners

jason nelson in alaskaSummit Sealants created several climbing grants this year in an effort to give back to the community. The grants were based on new winter routes in the USA.

Winners:

Blake Herrington to establish a new route in the North Cascades

Jason Nelson to establish new ice lines in the Juneau, Alaska area.