Tom Chambers

Tom Chambers

Kilimanjaro, Mount Rainier, Mountaineering School

Tom grew up in England where his father introduced him to the mountains by taking him on cold, drizzly yet amazing adventures to the highlands of Scotland, England and Wales. He moved to the United States with his family around eight years ago where a road trip from Texas to Colorado ‘blew his mind’. The incessant draw of the high places urged him to pack up his Jeep in Texas and drive North to the Great Land, where he began to pursue a career as a Mountain Guide.  He has been guiding on Kilimanjaro for almost 10 years with great success on multiple routes.

Tom has been guiding and instructing in Alaska, British Colombia, Argentina, and Tanzania since 2008, including 20 expeditions on Kilimanjaro, 13 expeditions on Aconcagua, 6 expeditions on Denali, and 2 expeditions on Mount Fairweather. The mountains and harsh environments are his spiritual home and he loves every moment spent amongst them. During his time off he can be found climbing snow, ice and rock in Alaska, Utah, Washington and Nevada, helping out on the Ranch in the heart of Texas, and enjoying long romantic walks on the beach. His favorite drink is shaken, not stirred!

Guide For:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Significant Ascents

  • Kilimanjaro (19,340ft) via Machame and Lemosho routes. (20 expeditions).
  • Denali (20,310ft) Alaska (6 expeditions)
  • Aconcagua (22,841ft) via Vacas Valley (13 expeditions).
  • Mount Fairweather, (15,300ft) Alaska (2 expeditions).
  • Mt. Emmerich, Alaska, via Southwest Face (AI3+, 5.7, First Ascent).
  • Peak 5300, Alaska, NE ridge traverse via SE face (Alaska grade III, first ascent).
  • Mount Saint Elias, Alaska, attempt.

Certifications

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certified.
Emergency Medical Technician 1 certified.
American Red Cross CPR & First Aid.
Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) level 1 Rope Access Technician.
WEA Outdoor Leader Certified.

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An outstanding climb, safari and experience. I can not imagine a better trip!! Detailed information about the mountain and safari was tremendous. Accommodations far exceeded my expectations. Food was great!

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