Adam Frost

    Adam Frost

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Adam was raised in the farmlands of southwest Idaho, where his love for nature began. His appreciation for the outdoors and adventure has taken him across North and South America, Asia, the South Pacific and Europe, exploring the ranges and peaks in the Himalaya, Patagonia, Alaska and New Zealand. After his first trip to the North Cascades, followed by his first visit to Yosemite, Adam decided to pursue climbing full time. When he is not in the mountains or traveling, Adam loves playing music, reading classic literature, experimenting in the culinary arts, and working on the family farm.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Made in the A.M. – One Direction

    Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Tom Frost for Fitz Roy 

    What was your first mountain?
    Mt. St. Helens, I was 13 with my pa. Being farmers from Idaho, we wore jeans, t shirts, and I got sunburnt and snow blindness because I didn’t know what sunblock or sunglasses were.

    When you’re not guiding?
    straightening my bangs and playing drums

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    Success doesn’t have to be defined by standing on the summit.

    Significant Ascents

    Denali
    Aconcagua
    Mt Rainier (Kautz, DC, Ingraham Direct)
    Pico de Orizaba
    Mt Baker
    Mt Shasta
    Mt Hood
    Mt. Stuart, North Ridge
    Dragontail Peak, Backbone Ridge
    Forbidden Peak, West Ridge
    Mount Heyburn, Stur Chimney
    Finger of Fate, Open Book
    Castleton Tower, North Chimney
    Sister Superior, Jah Man
    Moon Goddess Arete, High Sierra
    Matterhorn Peak, North Arete
    Liberty Bell, NW Face
    North Dome, Crest Jewel

    Certifications

    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Level 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Alpine Skills Course
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

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