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: Alaska, 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, Alaska

    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: Alaska, Washington, Alps

    Even when things didn’t go as planned last year because of weather, Jonathon showed grace under fire. Jonathon and Lee lived up to their reputations again this year. As always, they were safe, professional, knowledgeable and patient.

    ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

    • Baker Botany 101

      by Brooke Warren People often ask if it’s boring to climb the same mountain over and over again. Honestly, it doesn’t get boring, because the route is constantly evolving and it’s amazing to witness the life cycle off the flora and fauna throughout an entire season. While summiting a mountain is a laudable goal, it’s […]

    • Dear Alpine: Foggy Glacier Glasses

      Hey Alpine, My glacier glasses get so foggy when I’m hiking up the Muir snowfield that it’s like my eyeballs are in a sauna.  How can I beat the steam and get my visibility back?   Help! Sincerely, Blinded by the Exertion  *** Hi Blinded, We’ve all been there!   Heavy breathing and eyewear are not a match […]

    • Guide Skills: What’s in the Kit?

      By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Development Series, this next post focuses on the essential items to include in your first aid kit if you are guiding an alpine climb. Have you taken an opportunity to look into your med kit lately? Perhaps question why something is even in there or maybe restock […]

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