Connor Chilcott

    Connor Chilcott

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Connor grew up in around the ocean and rocks of Southern California. After a few years of rock climbing he was introduced to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. His love for the mountains was realized following a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney. He found that challenging his physical and mental boundaries made him feel alive and at home atop these snow covered peaks. Connor then left the warmth of Southern California and moved to Colorado where he spent his time ice and mixed climbing. Through climbing Connor has found happiness and contentment, his focus is sharing this experience with others.

    Guide For:

    Aconcagua
    Denali

    Significant Ascents

    Denali West Buttress x 3
    Aconcagua (Vacas Valley, Normal Route x 2)
    Mt Rainier 40+ many routes
    Mt Baker 30+ many routes
    Cassin Ridge, Denali
    Ragni Route, Cerro Torre
    Franco Argentine, Fitz Roy
    Shiva’s Chandelier, Unnamed peak Garwhal Himalaya India (FA)
    El Capitan Zodiac in a day
    El Capitan Nose in a day x3 (12 Hours)
    Lurking Fear El Capitan
    Torment Forbidden Traverse Solo 7:59 min Car to Car
    North Ridge Mt Baker Solo 6:30 min Car to Car
    Fhurer Finger Mt. Rainier Ski Descent Solo 7:43 min Car to Car
    Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt Baker, Mt St. Helens, Glacier Peak Ski Descents
    Neutrino Couloir, Brokeoff Peak Ski Descent
    Many WI6 Leads
    Trad leads up to 5.12+
    Many Colorado Peak Ski Descents

    Certifications

    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Level 2
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Rock Guide
    AMGA Alpine Guide
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

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    I also wanted to say that Kirah and Brien are wonderful, professional guides. They gave me great encouragement to keep me going, I had to descend on an Brand X rope, and the difference in guide quality was unbelievable; Alpine Ascents clearly has the best guides in the business.

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