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

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      Alpine Ascents guide and woman about the Ouray Ice Park, Brooke Warren, is a backcountry snack maestro.  Known for creating a delicious symphony of flavors and textures, Brooke is on top of the nosh game.  If you are about to embark on a day of backcountry skiing or questing up waterfall ice and need a […]

    • 2022 Tahoma (Rainier) Webinar

      If your 2022 summer plans include climbing the mighty Tahoma, check out the webinar we hosted on March 29. Our Director of Operations, Jonathon Spitzer, walked us through pre-trip logistics and everything you need to know before arriving at your 2PM gear check. Senior guide, Lyra Pierotti, outlined the climbing route and the flow of […]

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