Sam Hennessy
Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

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. The rest of the year, he works full time for Alpine Ascents, starting his season in Alaska and then moving back to the Cascades and Rainier. His favorite routes tend to be big walls or alpine rock and ice climbs. A former college athlete, his non-climbing interests include distance running, reading, and traveling to new places.

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Significant Ascents

Rainier, 20+ Summits by 6 different Routes, ski descent
Denali, West Buttress (3 expeditions)
Mt Vinson
AK Range, Moose's Tooth, Shaken Not Stirred V WI5 M5
AK Range, Pt 7400, FA Gangster's Paradise, V AI4 M6 A2
Mt Huntington, Harvard Route, VI 5.9 C1 and Colton Leach, VI M6
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 II
Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
AMGA.phpirant Rock Guide
AMGA Ice Instructor Course
Leave No Trace Trainer