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 Assistant Alpine Guide
AMGA SPI

Every trip I’ve taken with Alpine Ascents has been of the highest quality, with every possible contingency thought of and planned for.

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