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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

Lead Guide Staff

Devin Bishop

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tom Chambers

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Patrick Chu

Guide: Washington, Alaska

David Gottlieb

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Dennis Haskell

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

John Hauf

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International

Sam Hennessey

Washington, Alaska, International

Kurt Hicks

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

Forest McBrian

Guide: Alaska

Victor McNeil

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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

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

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dmitry Sidorov

Guide: Alaska

Kirah Solomon

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Kieran Sullivan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Craig Van Hoy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Dave Watson

Guide: Washington

Mountain Guide Staff

Yatish Bahuguna

Guide: India

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Javier Bello

Trekking Guide: Peru

Peter Biskind

Guide: Alaska

Dennis Broadwell

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Madhu Chikkaraju

Guide: Washington

John Collis

Guide: Washington

Mike Coyle

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Emilie Drinkwater

Guide: Alaska

Nate Emerson

Guide, Washington

Andy Gill

Mountain Guide

Jón Yngvi Gylfason

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Josh Harris

Guide: International, Washington

Bryce Hill

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Troy Hoff

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Felipe Jacome

Guide: Ecuador

Michael Madden

Guide: Washington

Rich Meyer

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Míó

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Brian Muller

Guide: Washington

Willy Oppenheim

Guide: Washington

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Alan Rousseau

Guide: Washington

Jose Leonardo Salazar

Guide, Ecuador

Fura Kancha Sherpa

Guide: International

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

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Jayson Simon-Jones

Guide: Washington

Carole Tejas

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John Van Nostrand

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Matthew Wiech

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Stephen Williams

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Joe Zuiches

In Memorial

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Pulling an Expedition Sled

    A common question we have from our course participants before they arrive for their trips is how to rig up an expedition sled to their pack. This technique is super useful for any of our Alaska programs – and is especially crucial on Denali. Matt Miller discusses this process below.

  • Guide’s Kit: The Sun Hoody

    Periodically, we will talk about a piece of gear that we wouldn’t go without! These are pieces of gear we feel are invaluable after years of experience living, learning, and working in the alpine environment. Glaciers in the summertime can be a brutal place. For every 1000 feet of altitude gained, UV radiation increases by […]

  • Pack Like a Pro

    How to Pack Like a Pro

    Climbers prepare for an 8-day winter mountaineering trip on Mount Rainier Pack Like a Pro, Not Like an Advertisement Place a large cup on a table. Fill it with stones. Then, fill the empty spaces with pea gravel. Next, pour sand into it. Only after that last step can the cup be considered full- this […]

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