5+Years of Service Sarah Carpenter
Senior Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Sarah Carpenter has been a mountain guide for the last 14 years, working in the U.S., Africa, India, Chile and Mexico.  Sarah has been guiding for Alpine Ascents for the last 6 years.  She has focused her energy on guiding on Denali, Kilimanjaro, the Everest Base Camp Trek, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and in the North Cascades.  In the winter, Sarah runs the American Avalanche Institute in Jackson, WY, which she owns with two other partners (one being her husband, Don). As an AMGA certified ski mountaineering guide, Sarah also guides skiing in the Tetons during the winter.

Sarah is passionate about the mountains and about sharing experiences with others.  This passion comes through when she is trekking through the rainforest on Mt Kilimanjaro, when she is standing on the summit of Denali, and when she is learning new things about the people and cultures that she gets to immerse herself in.

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Significant Ascents

Denali - West Buttress - 6 climbs (guided)
Denali - Muldrow Glacier - 1 climb (guided)
Kilimanjaro - 4 climbs (guided)
Everest Base Camp - 1 trip (guided)
Mt. Rainier - 25+ climbs (guided)
Mt. Baker - (guided)
Eldorado Peak (guided) 
El Pico de Orizaba (guided)
Garwhal Himalaya Mountaineering traverse (guided)
Numerous mountaineering trips - Chilean Patagonia (guided)
Numerous mountaineering trips - Chugach Range, AK (guided)
Backcountry ski trips - 10-14 days long- Wyoming and Idaho (guided)
1 day climb & ski descent of Mt Rainier via Fuhrer Finger
Tordrillos Mountains, Alaska; 10 day ski mountaineering expedition
Central Chile and Argentina; 20 day ski mountaineering expedition
Northern Cordillera Real, Bolivia: 20 day mountaineering expedition
Ladakh Northern India; trekking and climbing expedition to Stok Kangre and Kang Yatze
Numerous ski tours and descents in the Tetons
Numerous ski tours and descents in the French & Swiss Alps
Numerous ski tours and descents in the Canadian Rockies


AMGA certified Ski Mountaineering Guide
Leave No Trace Master Educator
Avalanche Level III
Wilderness First Responder/CPR

Certified by the American Mountain Guides Association.