Everest Guides

    Everest Guides

    Guide Staff

    Michael Horst

    Horst Sm
    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Ben Jones

    Ben Thumb
    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Eric Murphy

    Guide: Kilimanjaro Program Manager, Everest

    Jangbu Sherpa

    Jangbu Sherpa Fi
    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    I have to say, though I knew it even before joining this expedition, AAI is the best company with the most perfect logistics and greatest guides on the mountain, bar none.
    Eric, Lakpa Rita and Ben were the key reason Dave and I decided to go to Everest.


    • Guide Skills: Mentorship in Guiding

      By Trevor Husted  As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the importance of mentorship in guiding and where to find it.  Look into the origins of the word mentor and you will find links to Greek Mythology, more specifically Homer’s poem “The Odyssey.” In this epic, Odysseus goes off […]

    • Find your people. Find your community.

      by Liane Lau Arriving to the Alpine Ascents Seattle Office at 0630 for gear check – made me question my life choices. To be an effective mountaineer, you should be a combination of a marathon runner, a weight-lifter, and a climber. I am none of those things. I don’t even particularly like those things. The […]

    • Plants of Washington and their Native Roots

      By Kate Keith-Simms Plants provide invaluable insight not only to the spaces they inhabit, but also to those who live upon the land. Since time immemorial, Native American communities have foraged, hunted, and thrived on the resources the land offers. This is a short pick of a few plants of Washington used by specific Native […]

    Partners & Accreditations

    Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
    © Copyright 2022 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International