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

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

Climb exceeded expectations as always. Jonathon is really amazing. And Eric is as well. I couldn’t have had a better trip.

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