Fred Alldredge

Fred Alldredge

Guide: Washington

Fred Alldredge began his guiding career on Mt. Rainier in 1993 and has been pursuing a life in the wild places of the world ever since. He has climbed and guided in Alaska, the Himalayas, Antarctica, South and North America and Europe. In 2004, he began work as a wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management and has operated on both Hotshot fire crews and as a rapid response helicopter deployed firefighter. Fred spends his winters filling in as a lead guide at a premier helicopter skiing operation based in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains and working with an Antarctic based logistics company as an aviation coordinator and safety adviser where he helps to train the staff in risk assessment and emergency response.

Significant Ascents

Mt. Everest – 2 expeditions
Denali – 5 expeditions
Mt. Rainier – over 45 summits
Illimani and Huayna Potosi, Bolivia – 5 expeditions
Cotopoxi and Cayembe, Ecuador – 4 expeditions
Pisco and Vauyna Naruju, Peru
Mt. Blanc– 3 expeditions
Everest Base Camp Trek Leader


Avalanche Level 3


  • Ice Axes: Selecting a Size & Style

    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

  • Two silhouettes clink beverages in the early morning in view of the Andes Mountains.

    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

  • Tents near Denali Base Camp.

    What to Expect: Denali Expeditions

    In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]

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