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Todd Burleson

President and Founder

Peter Athans

Advisor

Michael Horst

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Ben Jones

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Lee Lazzara

Guide: International, Washington

Eric Murphy

Guide: International, Alaska. Kilimanjaro Program Manager

Jose Luis Peralvo

Guide: International

Lakpa Rita Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Stuart Robertson

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Brien Sheedy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Jonathon Spitzer

Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Lead Guide Staff

Aly Amaut

Trekking Guide: Peru

Javier Bello

Trekking Guide: Peru

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

Tim Connelly

Guide: Alps

Aili Farquhar

Guide: Alaska

David Gottlieb

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Dennis Haskell

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

John Hauf

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International

Sam Hennessey

Washington, Alaska, International

Kurt Hicks

Guide: Washington

Carrie Holloway

Guide: Washington

Brian Houle

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Joe Kluberton

Everest Basecamp Manager, AK Yak Treks

Paul Koubek

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Pete Lardy

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Mike Lewis

Guide: Washington

Micah Lewkowitz

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Victor McNeil

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Nik Mirhashemi

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Peter Moore

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Cecelia Mortenson

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

David Morton

Guide: International, Washington

Nick Mullan

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Matthew Nightengale

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Danny Ozment

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Lyra Pierotti

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

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dmitry Sidorov

Guide: Alaska

Kirah Solomon

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Joe Stock

Guide: Alps

Kieran Sullivan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dylan Taylor

Guide: Alps

Craig Van Hoy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Dave Watson

Guide: Washington

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Mountain Guide Staff

Yatish Bahuguna

Guide: India

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Peter Biskind

Guide: Alaska

Natalie Brechtel

Dennis Broadwell

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Connor Chilcott

Guide: Washington

John Collis

Guide: Washington

Mike Coyle

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Emilie Drinkwater

Guide: Alaska

Nate Emerson

Guide, Washington

Andy Gill

Mountain Guide: Washington

Jón Yngvi Gylfason

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Josh Harris

Guide: International, Washington

Bryce Hill

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Troy Hoff

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Michael Hutchins

Guide: Alaska, Washington

Felipe Jacome

Guide: Ecuador

Michael Madden

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Rich Meyer

Guide: Washington

Evan Miller

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Míó

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Rachel Molstad

Guide: Washington

Brian Muller

Guide: Washington

Gary Newmeyer

Guide: Washington

Don Nguyen

Guide: Washington

Willy Oppenheim

Guide: Washington

Robin Pendery

Guide: Washington

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Alan Rousseau

Guide: Washington

Fura Kancha Sherpa

Guide: International

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Guide: Washington

Ang Gyaljen Sherpa

Guide: Washington

Jayson Simon-Jones

Guide: Washington

Carole Tejas

Guide: International

Arielle Todd

Guide: Washington

John Van Nostrand

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Don Wargowsky

Guide: Washington

Matthew Wiech

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Anna Zajicek

Guide: Washington, International

Joe Zuiches

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ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Product Spotlight: MSR Access Tents

    We periodically like to spotlight a product we really, really like- in this case, the MSR Access series of tents, reviewed & vetted in the field by our staff. The Quick Review – MSR Access 3 Tent The good: extremely light (sub-4 lbs.), extremely packable (disappears into a pack like a single-wall tent), extremely livable […]

  • Knots & Hitches: The Alpine Butterfly

    The following is the first 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, double-fisherman, ring bend- and hitches like the muenter & prussik! Most often used when clipping into the middle of a section of rope, […]

  • Which kind of stove should I bring?

    When packing for a climbing trip or expedition, choosing a cooking system can be one of the most complicated aspects of planning. As we explored in Backcountry stoves 101, there are many options for kinds of stove to bring – but how do you decide which style is best for a given trip? Ultimately, the […]

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