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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

Tim Connelly

Guide: Alps

Eric Larson

Guide: Alps

Patrick Ormond

Guide: Alps

Jonathon Spitzer

Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Dylan Taylor

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 […]

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

  • webbing, anchor, water knot

    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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