Grant Burson

    Grant Burson

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    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
    Skittles

    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 Olympus, WA
    Glacier Peak, WA
    Denali- West Buttress
    Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
    The Nose, El Cap
    Cathedral Traverse, Tetons
    First Ascent, Table Mountain Tetons
    Bugaboo Spire, Bugaboo BC

    Certifications

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

    ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/19/24

      Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/12/2024

      Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/05/24

      Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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