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

David Gottlieb

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joda Hankins

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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, Bolivia

Peter Moore

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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

Diego Palotti

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Guide: International

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Guide: International

Matthew Rosenberg

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Brien Sheedy

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Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

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Guide: International, Washington

Dawa Yangzum 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

John Van Nostrand

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Guide: Washington, International

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

The expedition was fantastic.  It was extremely well organized, met almost all the needs of the participants without compromising the “rigged” nature of the endeavor, was fun, and was made as safe as possible.  The guides were awesome – knowledgeable, attentive, but also respecting the desire of the participants to retain their individual styles.  And […]

Aconcagua at sunset. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
One of the many river crossings, aided by our 4-legged friends. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Base Camp at night. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
View of Camp 1 nestled into some rock wind walls. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Climbers heading to High Camp. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
The Legendary South Face of Aconcagua. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Snow covered route after a storm above camp 3. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Relaxing at high Camp. Photo: Willi Prittie.
Standing on the Summit of the Americas. Photo: Pablo Betancourt.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Aconcagua. Photo: Ben Jones.
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones
Alpine Ascents Aconcagua Climb
Photo: Ben Jones

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