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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

Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Connor Chilcott

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Collis

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Mike Coyle

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

David Gottlieb

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Bryce Hill

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Carrie Holloway

Guide: Washington, International

Brian Houle

Guide: Washington, Mongolia, Alaska, International

Michael Hutchins

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Ben Jones

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Paul Koubek

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Evan Miller

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Rachel Molstad

Guide: Washington, Bolivia

Peter Moore

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Don Nguyen

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Peter Ramos

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Brien Sheedy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Carole Tejas

Guide: International, Nepal Program Director

Craig Van Hoy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

John Van Nostrand

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Don Wargowsky

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Matthew Wiech

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Anna Zajicek

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Every aspect of the trip from airport pick up to summit was well thought out and executed. The personal attention paid to the climbers to get them to the summit was above and beyond the call, it is the reason I use Alpine Ascents.

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

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

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  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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