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

Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tom Chambers

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

Sam Hennessey

Guide: 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

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Paul Koubek

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Hannah McGowan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Victor McNeil

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Evan Miller

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, Everest, Alaska. Kilimanjaro Program Manager

Gary Newmeyer

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Don Nguyen

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Robin Pendery

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Race

Guide, Alaska

Stuart Robertson

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Eddie Schoen

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Kieran Sullivan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Arielle Todd

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Don Wargowsky

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Koby Yudkin

Guide: Washington, Alaska

The quality of the guides and expedition were excellent, even extraordinary. I liked the particular emphasis on climber safety and all decisions were made with climber safety as first priority.

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

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