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Eric Murphy

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Jose Luis Peralvo

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Brien Sheedy

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Jonathon Spitzer

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Vern Tejas

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Devin Bishop

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Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tom Chambers

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Madhu Chikkaraju

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Patrick Chu

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Dennis Haskell

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John Hauf

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Sam Hennessey

Washington, Alaska, International

Kurt Hicks

Guide: Washington

Carrie Holloway

Mountain Guide: Washington

Brian Houle

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Joe Kluberton

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Paul Koubek

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Pete Lardy

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Mike Lewis

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Micah Lewkowitz

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Victor McNeil

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Peter Moore

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John Prudhomme

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Mark Pugliese

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John Race

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Peter Ramos

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Jonas Rutta

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Eric Salazar

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Jangbu Sherpa

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Dmitry Sidorov

Guide: Alaska

Kirah Solomon

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Kieran Sullivan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Craig Van Hoy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Dave Watson

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Yatish Bahuguna

Guide: India

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Javier Bello

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Peter Biskind

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Dennis Broadwell

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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

Joda Hankins

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Josh Harris

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Troy Hoff

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Rich Meyer

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Míó

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Willy Oppenheim

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Robin Pendery

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Alan Rousseau

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Jose Leonardo Salazar

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Fura Kancha Sherpa

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Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

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Jayson Simon-Jones

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Carole Tejas

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