5+Years of Service
Sam Hennessey
Guide: International, Washington

A native of Port Angeles, WA, Sam's outdoor career began at a young age in the small yet rugged Olympic Mountains. These days, he lives seasonally in Bozeman MT, making the most of the incredible ice and mixed climbing in the greater Yellowstone region. His favorite routes tend to be big walls or alpine rock and ice climbs. He guides for Alpine Ascents in Alaska and the Cascades, and has been lucky enough to make two trips to Antarctica. A former college athlete, his non-climbing interests include distance running, reading, and traveling to new places.

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Significant Ascents

Rainier, 26+ Summits by 6 different Routes, ski descent
Denali, West Buttress - 4x
Mt Vinson - 4 summits
AK Range, Reality Peak, FA Devil's Advocate, V WI5 M4
AK Range, Pt 7400, FA Gangster's Paradise, V AI4 M6 A2
AK Range, Mt Huntington, Harvard Route, VI 5.9 C1 and Colton Leach, VI M6
Nepal Himalaya, FA Chukyima Go, 6259m, V M4 85 degrees
Hyalite Canyon, Winter Dance WI6
Canadian Rockies, Nemesis WI6, Curtain Call, WI6
El Capitan, The Nose in a Day, VI 5.10 C1


Avalanche Level III
Wilderness First Responder
AMGA Aspirant Rock Guide, Aspirant Alpine Guide, Ski Guide Course