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

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Connor Chilcott

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Collis

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Mike Coyle

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

David Gottlieb

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joda Hankins

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Sam Hennessey

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Bryce Hill

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Brian Houle

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Guide: Washington, Mongolia, Alaska, International

Michael Hutchins

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Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Ben Jones

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Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Kristie Kayl

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Paul Koubek

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Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Hannah McGowan

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Victor McNeil

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Evan Miller

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Nik Mirhashemi

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

Peter Moore

Peter Moore Fi
Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Eric Murphy

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Guide: Kilimanjaro Program Manager, Everest

Gary Newmeyer

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

Don Nguyen

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Robin Pendery

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

John Race

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Guide, Alaska

Stuart Robertson

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Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Eddie Schoen

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

Jangbu Sherpa

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Kieran Sullivan

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Vern Tejas

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Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Arielle Todd

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

Don Wargowsky

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Koby Yudkin

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

Outstanding program (as have been all of my Alpine Ascents climbs). Our guide has excellent leadership skills. Our assistant was careful not to overstep his role as assistant guide but I am confident he will be a strong leader when he is lead guide.

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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