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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

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

Nik Mirhashemi

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Peter Moore

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

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: International, Washington, Alaska

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

The expedition was of the absolute highest quality.  I was especially impressed with the high level of coordination between Alpine Ascents group.  This helped us out from a logistics standpoint.

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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    Brendan gives us a quick introduction to the different styles of tents often used for mountaineering. From ultra-light bivy style single-wall shelters, to lightweight double-wall 4-season tents, to expedition-ready double walled dome bunkers, each style has a specific designed use. Stay tuned for in-depth looks at each of these varieties!  

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    We are often asked why we specifically require “Glacier Glasses” on our climbs, rather than regular sports sunglasses. The answer to this questions is best understood with a bit of background knowledge regarding the effects of a high altitude snowy environment on the solar radiation to which you are exposed. Altitude and Solar Radiation Lots […]

  • Down Insulation 101

    Finding the right insulated jacket for a particular trip can be overwhelming – there are many aspects to consider, including different construction styles, weights, and fabrics. Here, we break down the fundamental properties of down insulation so that you can better navigate the options and come prepared for your next mountain adventure. Why Down Keeps […]

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