Grant Burson

    Grant Burson

    Guide: Washington

    Grant grew up in the backwoods of Arkansas surrounded by nature. This instilled a love and appreciation for the outdoors at a young age. His time was mostly spent climbing, fishing, hunting and paddling around the natural state. With a love for travel, and a desire to see more of the world, he enrolled in a NOLS course in the Winter of 2017. This experience inspired Grant to make a career out of the thing he loves most in life, enjoying the outdoors and spreading that joy to others. Grant went on to graduate from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Recreation & Sports Management. He currently resides in Teton Valley, Idaho, where he spends most of his time climbing, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors as he always has.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition…
    Bon Iver/ Bon Iver

    Guilty Pleasure

    Favorite childhood breakfast cereal
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch

    What was your first mountain? When did you climb it? Who were you with?
    Pinnacle Mountain in Little Rock. With my family.

    In another life I’d…
    Be a Marine Biologist

    Significant Ascents

    Mt Baker, WA
    Mt Shuksan, WA
    Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    The Nose, El Cap
    Cathedral Traverse, Tetons
    First Ascent, Table Mountain Tetons
    Bugaboo Spire, Bugaboo BC


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Level 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Rock Guide Course


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