Guides

    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

    Andrew Bennett

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    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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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Joshua Conlon

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Tim Connelly

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    Guide: Alaska, Alps

    Mike Coyle

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    David Gottlieb

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Sam Hennessey

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Bryce Hill

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Michael Hutchins

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    Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

    Ben Jones

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    Senior Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Kristie Kayl

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Erick Kelly

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Micah Lewkowitz

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Hannah McGowan

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Victor McNeil

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Evan Miller

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Nik Mirhashemi

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Rachel Molstad

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Eric Murphy

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    Senior Guide: Kilimanjaro Program Manager, Everest, Pakistan

    Don Nguyen

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Robin Pendery

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Jake Radak

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Dominic Rickicki

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Stuart Robertson

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    Senior Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Matthew Rosenberg

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Jangbu Sherpa

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Dylan Taylor

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    Guide: Alaska, Washington, Alps

    Vern Tejas

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    Senior Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Seth Timpano

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Arielle Todd

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Don Wargowsky

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Brooke Warren

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Dave Watson

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    Guide: Washington

    Matthew Wiech

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Stephen Williams

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    Senior Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Koby Yudkin

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    These guys consistently used every opportunity to teach us how to be better climbers. I was impressed how they would tutor us, but not treat us like children. They expected us to be experienced climbers and demanded that we rise to the occasion.

    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
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    Midnight on the summit ridge.
    The Fireweed Inn

    Denali BLOG

    • Denali Webinar

      Dominating the already immense landscape of the Alaska Range, Denali “The Great One ” is the tallest mountain in North America, rising a lofty 20,310’ above Denali National Park.  Mountaineers flock from across the globe to test their strength and climbing prowess on this ultimate alpine test piece.  If you have Denali on your list […]

    • Denali: A Photo Essay

      by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

    • Dear Alpine Ascents: Insulating Ice Axe Handles?

      Hey Alpine, I’m headed up to Denali this May (!!!!) and I heard that climbers insulate their ice axes? Interesting… What’s the rationale and how do I do it? Thanks in advance and see you in Talkeetna! Sincerely, Seeking Toasty Mitts Hi Toast Mitts, Thanks for reaching out and stoked you’re headed up to the […]

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