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109 W. Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98119

(206) 378-1927, fax: (206) 378-1937

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm PST.

Questions? Comments?

We at Alpine Ascents are committed to developing strong, safe climbers. Our full-time staff of experts is happy to assist you with all of your climbing/travel related questions, whether or not you are considering one of our expeditions.

Staff Contact Info

Director of Programs: Gordon Janow,

Director of Information Technology:  Matt Lepisto,

Director of Finance & Operations: Gary Harrington,

Guide Manager: Paul Koubek,

Operations Manager: Matt Miller,

Program Coordinator: Chris Thalman,

Assistant Operations Manager: Aaron Bailey,

Guide Manager: Maryanna Brown,

Operations Staff: Robin Pendery,

Directions to Alpine Ascents

  • From Interstate 5, take the Mercer Street Exit and follow the signs to Seattle Center/Space Needle.
  • Continue West on Mercer St. from the freeway for ~1.5 miles.
  • We are located at 109 West Mercer Street, directly across the street from Bank of America and Next Door to Ozzie’s Tavern.
  • Street parking is limited to 2-hour parking meters, though there are several pay lots near our offices.

The trip was great! Vern and Carole were a really balanced team who took care of us on so many levels. They made sure our travel was taken care of even when we wanted to change it. They managed our group getting sick with genuine care and teamwork.

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
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