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Lakpa Rita Sherpa

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Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Brien Sheedy

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Jonathon Spitzer

Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

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Aly Amaut

Trekking Guide: Peru

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Javier Bello

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Devin Bishop

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tom Chambers

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Madhu Chikkaraju

Guide: Washington

Patrick Chu

Guide: Washington, Alaska

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Aili Farquhar

Guide: Alaska

David Gottlieb

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Josh Harris

Guide: International, Washington

Dennis Haskell

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

John Hauf

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International

Sam Hennessey

Washington, Alaska, International

Kurt Hicks

Guide: Washington

Bryce Hill

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Carrie Holloway

Guide: Washington

Brian Houle

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

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Alaska Operations Manager, AK Yak Treks

Paul Koubek

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

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Guide: Alps

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Guide: Washington

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

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David Morton

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Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

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Guide: Washington, Alaska

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska

John Prudhomme

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Mark Pugliese

Guide: Washington, Alaska

John Race

Guide, Alaska

Peter Ramos

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Jonas Rutta

Lead Tanzanian Guide

Eric Salazar

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Jose Leonardo Salazar

Guide: Ecuador

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Guide: Alaska

Erin Smart

Guide: Alps

Kirah Solomon

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Joe Stock

Guide: Alps

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Guide: Alps

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Don Wargowsky

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Dave Watson

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Matthew Wiech

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Yatish Bahuguna

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Peter Biskind

Guide: Alaska

Natalie Brechtel

Dennis Broadwell

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Connor Chilcott

Guide: Washington

John Collis

Guide: Washington

Mike Coyle

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Emilie Drinkwater

Guide: Alaska

Nate Emerson

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Andy Gill

Mountain Guide: Washington

Jón Yngvi Gylfason

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Troy Hoff

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Michael Hutchins

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Felipe Jacome

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Rich Meyer

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Míó

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Gary Newmeyer

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Willy Oppenheim

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Robin Pendery

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Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Alan Rousseau

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Fura Kancha Sherpa

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Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

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Ang Gyaljen Sherpa

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ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    The following is the second in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the figure-8, ring bend- and hitches like the Munter & Prusik! The clove hitch is a simple, essential, quickly tied, adjustable, strong alpine wunder-knot! This […]

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