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Guides

Alpine Ascents carefully selects each Denali guiding team, aiming for the highest experience level possible. Our team of lead guides is composed of established climbers, instructors, and regional experts.

Guide Staff

Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tom Chambers

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Connor Chilcott

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Mike Coyle

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

David Gottlieb

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Sam Hennessey

Washington, Alaska, International

Bryce Hill

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Brian Houle

Guide: Washington, Mongolia, Alaska, International

Michael Hutchins

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Ben Jones

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Paul Koubek

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Victor McNeil

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Nik Mirhashemi

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Peter Moore

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Nick Mullan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Eric Murphy

Guide: International, Alaska. Kilimanjaro Program Manager

Robin Pendery

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Mark Pugliese

Guide: Washington, Alaska

John Race

Guide, Alaska

Stuart Robertson

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Kieran Sullivan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

We had a wonderful, challenging, and ultimately extremely rewarding experience. I found the entire process including registration, gear rental, staging in Talkeetna, and of course the 19 days on the climb to be of the highest quality. Our guides were the best – figuratively I could not have chosen better people to assure a safe, […]

Photo: Brad Washburn
Gear Check in the Alpine Ascents Hangar
Loading the plane at the Talkeetna airport
View from the plane on the way to Base Camp
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
View of fixed lines from 17K
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Victor McNeil
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Photo: Steve Tambosso
Above Washburn's Thumb
Midnight on the summit ridge.
The Fireweed Inn

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Guide Spotlight: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

  • What should I bring on Mount Rainier?

    We are often asked what gear is necessary to climb Mount Rainier. If you’re curious to know what we use, check out this video, in which our Operations Manager Matt Miller talks through our entire gear list. Climb on!

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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