5+Years of Service Paul Koubek
Guide: International, Denali, Rainier, Mountaineering School

Paul joined Alpine Ascents in 2008 as a natural step in a 15 year career leading groups in the outdoors; working with Outward Bound, the National Outdoor Leadership School, and the Appalachian Mountain Club among others. When not working with Alpine Ascents International, Paul works with YOSAR (Yosemite Search And Rescue), the U.S. Antarctic Program, and as a rock guide for the Yosemite Mountaineering School. Paul has led expeditions in Wyoming's Wind River Range, the North and Central Cascades, the Waddington Range of British Columbia, Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, Alaska, the Kumoan Himalaya (India) and Antarctica. Paul has traversed more than 4000 miles in three separate traverses across the Antarctic continent (Byrd Field Camp - Pine Island Glacier, McMurdo Station - South Pole, South Pole - AGAP). Paul is fluent in German and Spanish.

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Certified Rock Guide by the American Mountain Guides Association.

Significant Ascents

Denali, West Buttress (7 guiding, 1 as National Park Service volunteer ranger)
Aconcogua, False Polish (guiding)
Iztacchihuatl, Standard Route
Mt. Rainier, Kauz Glacier (personal) Disappointment Cleaver (2 guiding, 1 personal), Emmons Glacier (1 guiding)
Baker, Coleman Deming (personal) Easton Glaciar (personal)
Mt. Hood (7 personal including: Sunshine Route, Cooper Spur, Reid Glacier Headwall, West Crater Rim, and Standard)
South Howser Tower (Bugaboos) Grade V, 5.10+
Mt. Slesse, NE Buttress, Grade V, 5.9
North Sister (Oregon Cascades) 2 personal, via Sunshine Couloir and Standard Route.
Mt. Washington (Oregon Cascades) 2 guiding, 1 personal
Mt. Adams 2 personal via Standard Route and Adams Glacier.
Dome Peak (1 personal, 1 guiding)
Grand Teton, Upper Exum Ridge, Grade II, 5.4
Glacier Peak, Frostbite Ridge
Mt. Jubilee (Waddington Range, B.C.) PD+ 2 guiding
Forbidden, West Ridge, Grade III, 5.4, (2 personal, 1 guiding)
Eldorado Peak (5 guiding)
Sharkfin Tower (guiding)
Mt. Stuart, 2 personal via North Ridge Grade III, 5.9, and West Ridge
Mt. Edith Cavell, East Ridge, Grade III, 5.4
Wolf's Head, East Ridge, Grade II, 5.6 
Mt Shuksan, 2 personal via Fisher Chimneys and Sulfide Glacier
3rd Pillar of Dana (5.10b)
1 Day Ascent: "Lurking Fear" El Cap (C2F 5.7)
1 Day Ascent: "Tangerine Trip" El Cap (A2 5.8)
3 Day Ascent: "Nose" El Cap (C2 5.9) (2x)
1 Day Ascent: "Nose" El Cap (C2 5.9)
3 Day Ascent: "Zodiac" El Cap (A2 5.7)
5 Day Ascent: "Mescalito" El Cap (A3 5.8)
5 Hour Ascent: Washington Column: South Face (C1 5.8)
2.5 Day Solo Ascent: Washington Column: Prow (C2F 5.6)
3 Day Ascent: Washington Column: Re-Animator (A3+ 5.8)
4 Ascents: West Face Leaning Tower, including 9 hour solo.


WEMT License
AIARE Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Master Trainer
AMGA Certified Rock Guide