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Todd Burleson

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Peter Athans

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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, International

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, 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

Joe Kluberton

Everest Basecamp Manager, AK Yak Treks

Paul Koubek

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International, Alaska

Pete Lardy

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Eric Larson

Guide: Alps

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

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

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dmitry Sidorov

Guide: Alaska

Erin Smart

Guide: Alps

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

John Van Nostrand

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dave Watson

Guide: Washington

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

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

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

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Gary Newmeyer

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Don Nguyen

Guide: Washington

Willy Oppenheim

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Robin Pendery

Guide: Washington

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

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, Nepal Program Director

Arielle Todd

Guide: Washington

Don Wargowsky

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Matthew Wiech

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Anna Zajicek

Guide: Washington, International

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    Brendan gives us a quick introduction to the different styles of tents often used for mountaineering. From ultra-light bivy style single-wall shelters, to lightweight double-wall 4-season tents, to expedition-ready double walled dome bunkers, each style has a specific designed use. Stay tuned for in-depth looks at each of these varieties!  

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