Andrew Bennett

    Andrew Bennett

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Andrew grew up in Washington State with great access to what the PNW has to offer. In college he found there was no better workout than what the mountains could provide and he was instantly hooked. It didn’t take long for him to decide to combine climbing with his love for travel. After spending several years honing his climbing skills overseas on four continents he is happy to call the northwest his home again. When he is not climbing he enjoys mountain biking, riding motorcycles, and pretending to speak Spanish. He is often found spending the winter months searching for vitamin D with his dog Sol. Andrew holds a degree in Earth and Space Sciences from University of Washington.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition…
    The Dark Side of the Moon

    Guilty Pleasure
    Dessert before dinner

    Dream rope team / climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Denali with my Dog

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week
    Morgan Freeman and his soothing voice

    What’s always in your snack bag?
    Bag Salads and Gummie bears

    Guide For:


    Significant Ascents

    Mont Blanc, France
    Mt Aspiring, New Zealand
    Pico de Orizaba, Mexico
    Splitboard Descent Mt. Rainier
    Numerous Splitboard Descents of Cascade Volcanoes
    Sendero Luminoso 5.12+ Mexico
    South Howser Tower, BC
    Numerous Rock and Ice Ascents in the Western US
    Numerous rock climbs in Asia, South America and Europe


    WFR / CPR
    Avalanche Level 2
    Leave No Trace Trainer

    Alpine Ascents’ reputation is top notch within the industry. I appreciate the high quality guides provided on my climbs so far. They always seem to be the yardstick that other services measure their guides to.

    Denali BLOG

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