Andy Hansen

    Andy Hansen

    Guide: Washington

    Andy Hansen is a Mountain Guide residing in Longmont, Colorado. He operates in all seasons, all disciplines and all across North America. Andy is a NOLS Graduate, AMGA Certified Rock Guide, AMGA Certified Alpine Guide and Assistant Ski Guide. Andy is a passionate mountain athlete who derives inspiration from challenges in adversity and has a strong desire to share the wild places with others. A few notable ascents, descents and random spray:

    Significant Ascents

    Aiguille du Midi, Frendo Spur (Winter, M4 AI4)
    Mont Blanc via Trois Mont and North Face Ski Descent
    Moonlight Buttress (Free Ascent, 5.12c IV)
    Ascents/Descents in Canadian Rockies, North Cascades and French Alps
    Sport Climbs up to 5.13b
    Trad Climbs up to 5.13a


    Avalanche Level 2
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Rock Guide
    AMGA Aspirant Alpine Guide
    AMGA Aspirant Ski Guide


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