5+Years of Service Ben Jones
Senior Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Ben Jones has spent the last 10 years working as a professional guide and instructor in Alaska, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, British Columbia, Norway, Argentina, Nepal, Tanzania, Indonesia and Mexico. Ben is competent on rock, ice, and snow but spends a majority of his time in the snow. Ben has instructed courses in mountaineering, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and horse packing. While teaching mountaineering at National Outdoor Leadership School, Ben got to extensively explore the glaciers of the Chugach Mountains, Wrangells, eastern Alaska Range, and remote mountains in British Columbia, as well as in Wyoming and Idaho. In the off season while residing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and when not traveling and exploring different countries around the world Ben's hobbies include skiing, climbing, metal work, fixing things, practicing Spanish, and Swahili. Ben guides for us on Kilimanjaro (8 times in the past two years), in Alaska, South America, in the Himalayas and most of the seven summits. Recently, Ben summited Lhotse, and guided for our 2012 Everest Trek and Island Peak and our 2011 & 2013 Mount Everest Expeditions where this year he guided the Everest/Lhotse combo in less than 24 hours. Most recently Ben led our 2013 and 2014 Cho-Oyu teams to the summit.

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Significant Ascents

2 ascents of Everest (2 guided, 2011, 2013)
2 ascents of Lhotse (1 personal, 2012; 1 guided 2013)
2 ascent of Cho-Oyu (2 guided 2013, 2014)
1 ascent of Carstensz Pyramid (guided, 2012)
6 ascents of Denali, West Buttress and Muldrow Glacier (4 expeditions guided 1 personal)
9 ascents of Aconcagua (8 expeditions, guided)
12 ascents of Kilimanjaro (guided)
2 ascents of Island Peak (guided, 2012)
4 Everest base camp treks
2 ascents of Orizaba, Mexico (guided)
2 ascents of Iztaccihuatl, Mexico (guided)
30+ ascents of Mt. Rainier
Mt. Baker
Mt. Shuksan
Mt. Hood
Mt. Stuart, Washington, North Ridge
1 ascent of Tharpu Chuli, Nepal
1 Ski decent of Mt. Moran
1 Ski decent of Mt. Rainier
Grand Teton

Certifications

Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician/ CPR for the professional Rescuer 
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Master Educator