Many people i have talked too were having trouble with finding the Grey Beards. One problem the i do have with Skyrim is how difficult it is to travel places on top of mountains. there seems to be only one path up and you can not deviate from it. Ok so back to the guide, when you try to climb over the mountain IT NEVER WORKS. You have to go to the town, Ivarstead, in the town there is a place where they cut wood. Go over there and when you look across the river you will see a beaten path. Follow this path and you will go up about 10000 steps, when you reach the top it should be snowing and there is a huge building. I hope this guide helps you, because this took me a long time to find. Also i hope this awkward family photo brightens your day!