10+Years of Service Eric Murphy
Senior Guide: International, Mountaineering School

A talented climber and guide, Eric is a long time resident of the Pacific Northwest. He has lead many of our mountaineering courses in the Cascades. He has been climbing for over 19 years, and has guided trips for 11 years. Eric has vast experience in the Cascades, Rockies and Andes ranges, with expeditions to Alaska, Canada, Kenya, Antarctica, Nepal, Tibet, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile. His background covers technical ice, rock, and high altitude. Over the last 12 years, he has developed climbing curriculums for local organizations. Eric has guided for us in the Cascades, on Denali, Mount Vinson, Cho Oyu, Everest/Lhotse, Aconcagua and Kilimanjaro for the past 10 years. Most recently Eric guided for us on Mt. Rainier, Kilimanjaro, Everest/Lhotse, and Denali. Other passions include ski mountaineering, ocean sailing, and winemaking. When not guiding and climbing Eric can be found working at his boutique winery on Whidbey Island. See www.ottandmurphywines.com for more information.


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Significant Ascents

1 ascent of Mt. Lhotse, Nepal (1 Personal - Solo)
Denali (11 guided, 2 personal)
Kilimanjaro (40+ guided)
Aconcagua (6 guided, 1 personal)
Vinson (5 guided)
Shinn (1 guided)
Cerro Fitzroy (2 personal)
Cerro Poincenot (2 personal)
Huascuran Sur (2 Personal)
Alpamayo (1 personal)
Chopicalqui (1 personal)
Huandoy Este (1 personal)
Huanya Potosi (1 personal)
Mooses Tooth (2 personal)
Mt Kenya (1 personal)
Mt Slesse (2 personal)
Rainer (40+ guided, 6 routes, winter)
Baker (40+ guided, winter, ski)
Glacier Peak (3 personal)
Adams (2 personal)
Shasta (winter, ski)


Wilderness First Responder
Avalanche Level II