Guides

Guides

Guide Staff

Mike Arnold

Mike Arnold Fi
Guide: Alps

Tim Connelly

Tim Connelly Fa
Guide: Alps

Ian Fowler

Ian Fowler Fi
Guide: Alps

Eric Larson

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Guide: Alps

Lee Lazzara

Lazzara Sm
Guide: Washington, International

Patrick Ormond

Pat Ormond Fa
Guide: Alps

Erin Smart

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Guide: Alps

Hans Solmssen

Hans Solmssen Fi
Guide: Alps

Jonathon Spitzer

Spitzer Sm
Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Dylan Taylor

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Guide: Alps

Chris Wright

Chris Wright Fa
Guide: Alps

This is a note to let you know what my experience was in Zermatt and with Johnathon and Hans. I would like to say that I have done climbing numerous peaks over the last 25 years. I have used guides a number of times and have never experienced the quality of the guides Johnathon, Hans, and Cece.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Not on the Gear List, But in our Backpacks

    Off-List Must-Haves Gear lists are honed utilitarian tools for packing for a trip. Our gear lists represent years of carefully considering only and exactly what is needed for a given climb. You might wonder: are there things worth bringing into the mountains not on our gear lists? Absolutely! Loaded Smartphone (the Electronic Multi-Tool) A smartphone […]

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    Wash Down Gear When It Gets Dirty

    Cleaning Down Gear: What’s The Real Deal? Today’s down can be chemically treated so it is hydrophobic, and is available in super-powered 900 or 1000+ fill-power. These fancy, lightweight, and expensive items naturally give us pause at the laundry room door. We automatically know not to treat our down gear like a cotton t-shirt. So what’s […]

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    The Pee Bottle and Pee Funnel

    The Flats, Ingraham Glacier, Mount Rainier – 10:00 p.m. It’s the night before your summit push, and you’re lying in your tent wide awake. Your tentmate is fast asleep next to you. Adrenaline and nervous energy made it difficult for you both to settle down after dinner, especially since the Pacific Northwest sun was still […]

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