Guides

Guides

Guide Ratio

During the summit climb portion of the trip we have a ratio of one guide for every two climbers. You will have more individualized instruction, great assistance on summit day and overall higher success and safety is increased. This 2:1 ratio makes for practically a private guiding experience.

Guide Staff

Mike Arnold

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Guide: Alps

Tim Connelly

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Guide: Alps

Ian Fowler

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Guide: Alps

Paul Koubek

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Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Eric Larson

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Guide: Alps

Patrick Ormond

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Guide: Alps

Hans Solmssen

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Guide: Alps

Jonathon Spitzer

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Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Dylan Taylor

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Guide: Alps

We initially choose to go with Alpine Ascents several years ago because of your professionalism, immediate replies to emails/phone calls and confidence in your guides.  We continue to book every year because of the treatment we get from you, Jonathon and the guides he brings with him.  We will book a trip for next year […]

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