Guides

    Guides

    Our team of world-renowned guides are full-time climbers. Many have historical climbing achievements synonymous with their names. They are a part of Alpine Ascents because they understand and share our climbing principles, and are dedicated to sharing their excellence with others. We encourage you to compare our guide team on a particular mountain with any in the industry.

    “Paul Koubek is the rare guide who has it all – the professional certifications, the experience, and a real gift for teaching that makes any climb with him an absolute pleasure. Although Paul has traversed more than 5000 miles across the Antarctic continent and guided mountains around the world, he approached our climb of Carstensz with the same freshness and enthusiasm that I would have expected from someone climbing the mountain for the first time.” – 2018 Climber

    “Ben Jones was awesome, I simply could not have asked for a more personable, professional, or competent leader as a guide. His enthusiasm for what he does for a living and how he spends his days was motivating. I unquestionably benefited from his vast experience, everything ranging from gear tips to breathing technique. He’s an exceptional representative for the mountaineering community in general. Fascinating guy who was a lot of fun to be around and learn from.” – 2018 Climber

    Guide Staff

    Ben Jones

    Ben Thumb
    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Paul Koubek

    Koubek 1
    Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

    The trip was great! I can honestly say that this trip was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done physically and ranks pretty high up there in terms of mental challenges, too. The jungle is formidable, to say the least. I really feel privileged to have been on this trip with our team and guides. […]

    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: David Morton
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy
    Photo: Brien Sheedy

    ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

    • What Type of Boots Do I Need for Climbing?

      By Dani Osman Getting your mountaineering kit dialed in can be a complicated, strenuous process – So many options! So many opinions! – and rarely is the process more stressful than when it comes to boots. As literally and figuratively the base of the whole operation, getting your boots right can make or break your […]

    • Training for Mountaineering Webinar

      Climbing big mountains requires incredible endurance. You don’t necessarily have to move fast, but you have to keep moving for hours, days–sometimes even weeks. Training to have an excellent aerobic base is critical, not just for that continued movement ability, but also for your body’s ability to recover, day after day. On January 30th, Senior […]

    • Women on Top: Expert Advice from a Mountain Guide Webinar & Tips

      There have historically been fewer women than men in mountain sports, but that statistic has been changing as more women establish first ascents, inspire others by summiting challenging peaks and find cohorts of other women climbers. At Alpine Ascents we are fortunate to have more than 25 female guides and offer dozens of women’s programs. […]

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