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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

Tom Chambers

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

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

Eric Murphy

Guide: International, Alaska. Kilimanjaro Program Manager

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Mark Pugliese

Guide: Washington, Alaska

John Race

Guide, Alaska

Stuart Robertson

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Loved it. Much better than my Brand X Denali expedition last year I attribute this to perhaps higher screening standards with AAI. Also more menu diversity with AAI which was appreciated.

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

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

  • CAMP CHEF: SUPER RAMEN

      Welcome to our recurring series- Camp Chef! In this series of posts, we will discuss cooking in the backcountry and highlight some of our favorite recipes to use in a variety of situations. We will focus on simple, easy, and nutritious recipes that have proven delicious in the mountain environment, and offer related tips […]

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