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Guide Staff

Mike Arnold

Guide: Alps

Tim Connelly

Guide: Alps

Ian Fowler

Guide: Alps

Eric Larson

Guide: Alps

Lee Lazzara

Guide: Washington, International

Patrick Ormond

Guide: Alps

Erin Smart

Guide: Alps

Hans Solmssen

Guide: Alps

Jonathon Spitzer

Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Joe Stock

Guide: Alps

Dylan Taylor

Guide: Alps

Chris Wright

Guide: Alps

You have an outstanding staff / contacts in France and Switzerland. Jonathan Spitzer is energetic and personable. I sensed everyone was at ease with him within minutes of meeting. Jonathan’s choice of supporting guides was excellent. They were equally personable.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • The Notebook: When should I climb Rainier?

    Alpine Ascents climbs Mount Rainier from May through September. We are often asked which dates to choose, so here we break down the merits of each month. Mount Rainier’s Climbing Season(s) Mount Rainier can be climbed year-round. For climbers willing to adventure, even the more challenging shoulder seasons can provide interesting climbing or skiing. A […]

  • Hardshells: Waterproof Pants & Jackets

    Why do we use full-zip hardshell pants for alpine climbing? What exactly are hardshells, anyway? What features are important in hardshell jackets or pants? Why is it important not to bring half or quarter-zip hardshell pants into the high mountains? Here we answer some common questions with a few anecdotes and a few unavoidable facts. […]

  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part 2: Breakdown

    Welcome to Part 2 of our Food Planning for Mountaineering blog series. This post will breakdown the mysteries of building a proper meal plan for backcountry travel. Whether you are headed out on an overnight trip or a week-long expedition, you should be able to pick up some helpful tips and meal ideas as we […]

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