Cameron Petersen

    Cameron Petersen

    Guide: Washington

    Cameron grew up in the small town of Woodland Washington, beginning his climbing passion at the young age of 12 after climbing local Mt. Saint Helens several times and Mt. Adams by the age of 14. Guiding friends around the Washington Cascades was his way of developing a deeper connection with people and showing kids life outside the drama of high school. At age 18 Cameron started traveling around the world on his own to pursue his passion for videography, taking him on wild adventures around the globe including crossing a section of the arctic in northern Sweden solo in winter, living with a shaman in the Amazon, surviving solo on an island in Vav’u, hiking solo to Everest basecamp in winter, building his house on the remote island of Tabuaeran, sailing across the Pacific on a sailing cargo ship, and much more. His passions include paragliding, speedflying, skiing, scuba, kiteboarding, climbing (of course), free diving, and videography. He currently resides in Mammoth Lakes in the winter and Washington in the summer.

    Significant Ascents

    Mt. Rainier

    Mt. Baker

    Mt. Adams

    Mt. Hood

    Forbidden Peak,  North Ridge

    Ptarmigan Traverse – German Helmet and Dome Peak

    Lions Way, Bugaboos

    Outer Space, Leavenworth

    Fairview Dome – Regular Route, Yosemite

    Diedre, Squamish

    And other ascents throughout Washington and Canada


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Level 1
    LNT Trainer
    Rope Rescue Level II: Technician


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