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We are passionate about mountaineering gear, and want to talk to you about what you need for your next trip.

Whether you’re registered for an Alpine Ascents trip or are planning your own expedition, our small, vetted staff is on deck to help you get prepared. We’re experts in not only equipping individuals head-to-toe, but also in meeting the group needs of both small climbing teams and larger expedition groups.

Private gear consultations put you in touch with one of our expert Gear Pros, who will be with you from the first conversation until your bags are packed and ready to go. We’re about straight-shooting, reality-based gear solutions to the harsh realities of life in the mountains – not glorified sales pitches! Contact us using the form below and a Gear Pro will quickly get in touch, or tab through more information above!

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Get to know your Gear Pros.

ciaraCiara Sampaio
Ciara grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has a deep love for both the mountains and traveling, often combining the two. She has adventured all over the world from Patagonia and the Himalaya to her newest favorite, Ecuador. She has a special fondness for the Olympic mountains, and volunteers with the Kitsap Mountaineers and Olympic Mountain Rescue. Ciara is a sucker for a volcano, long trips into the alpine, and always brings the best summit snacks.

billBill Dunn
A Midwestern native, Bill grew up biking, hiking, and paddling the flatland prairies and backwater sloughs of Illinois and Wisconsin. Recently relocated from the desert of Southwestern Utah, he is learning to enjoy the complete climate flip flop and once again understanding the color green. Bill brings with him 10 years of experience managing a high-volume Outfitting and Guiding Program serving the Zion National Park area and is excited to bring this knowledge and experience to the Alpine Ascents Gear department. Outside of the office Bill finds joyful rejuvenation in mountain biking, small stream fly-fishing, and exploring the wonders of life in a big city.

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