Guides

    Guides

    Alpine Ascents looks to employ the finest guides in the industry, whether highly skilled instructors, experts in particular mountains or environs, as well as leaders and decision makers in the complex world of mountaineering. Guides for this trip are selected based on these factors, as Alpine Ascents looks to provide an environment where our guides excel, you are well prepared for success, and we remain environmentally sensitive with a keen eye on managing risks.

    Guide Staff

    Juan Araya

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    Guide: International

    Dylan Cembalski

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Connor Chilcott

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    John Collis

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Mike Coyle

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Rikki Dunn

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    David Gottlieb

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Bryce Hill

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Carrie Holloway

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    Guide: Washington, International

    Brian Houle

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Ben Jones

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    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Kristie Kayl

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Paul Koubek

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    Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

    Hannah McGowan

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Evan Miller

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Rachel Molstad

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Don Nguyen

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Danny Ozment

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    HERNÁN RIOS

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    Guide: International

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Jangbu Sherpa

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Vern Tejas

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    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Carole Tejas

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    Guide: International, Nepal Program Director

    Arielle Todd

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Craig Van Hoy

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    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Don Wargowsky

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Matthew Wiech

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Stephen Williams

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Throughout the trip, my impression was that no expense was spared and that the guides’ primary goals were to keep everybody safe and give them all the best possible shot at succeeding on the mountain. This differs from prior experiences I have had with other companies and was a welcome change

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    • Not on the Gear List, But in our Backpacks

      Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains, not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]

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