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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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Tim Connelly

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    Guide: Alaska, Alps

    Mike Coyle

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Rikki Dunn

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Andrew Dyer

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    David Gottlieb

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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, 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

    Erick Kelly

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Paul Koubek

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    Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

    Micah Lewkowitz

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Ben Markhart

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Ian McConnell

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    Guide: Washington, 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

    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

    Jake Radak

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Dominic Rickicki

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Stuart Robertson

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    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Matthew Rosenberg

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Eddie Schoen

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Jangbu Sherpa

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Kieran Sullivan

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Dylan Taylor

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    Guide: Alaska, Washington, Alps

    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, International

    Don Wargowsky

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Brooke Warren

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Matthew Wiech

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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

    I will be completely honest in telling you that I consider Alpine Ascents employees to be friends. These are friendships that were formed not prior to but because of my continued success with and confidence in the services Alpine Ascents provides.

    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

    Denali BLOG

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      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 […]

    • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

      If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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