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
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
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.