Hannah McGowan

Hannah McGowan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Hannah is an avid skier, climber, sea kayaker, and all around outdoor enthusiast. She is perpetually seeking ways to interact with the natural world that are creative and engaging, which has led her to work outside as an instructor and guide for over ten years. In that time Hannah has traveled to several continents to climb mountains and rocks, and has particularly come to enjoy guiding people in big mountains. When she’s not guiding, Hannah works as a ski patroller and makes her home in Taos, New Mexico, where there are seemingly enough steep slopes and canyon walls to keep her occupied for a long time.

Guide For:

Aconcagua
Denali

Significant Ascents

Denali – 4 expeditions, 4 summits
Aconcagua – 3 expeditions, 2 summits
Pico de Orizaba
Iztaccihuatl
Rainier – 30+ summits via 3 routes
Baker via 2 routes
Mount Hood, ski descent
Mount Shuksan via 2 routes
Saipal (7031m, Nepal) expedition
Ski traverse, Pika Glacier to Denali Basecamp
Trek to Everest Basecamp
Personal expedition to the Ruth Gorge, AK Range
Personal expedition to the Pika Glacier, AK Range
10 day solo kayaking trip Valdez to Whittier, Prince William Sound, AK
Rock climbs in the western US, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Thailand and Australia

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder / CPR
Emergency Medical Technician
Avalanche Pro 1
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Rock Guide Course

Outstanding program (as have been all of my Alpine Ascents climbs). Our guide has excellent leadership skills. Our assistant was careful not to overstep his role as assistant guide but I am confident he will be a strong leader when he is lead guide.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Women’s-Specific Climbing Tips

    It’s Not Awkward, It’s Reality As adults, we’ve got our bathroom & “private part” habits down. We know how to keep ourselves comfortable, clean, and efficient. But what happens when we step into the backcountry for the day? For several nights? For a month-long expedition? For those heading into the backcountry with a female anatomy, […]

  • Gear Review: Fozzils Bowls

    By Mike Hawkins It has been a long day – one of the most demanding climbing days you have ever experienced. Your legs are wrecked. Your back is sore and you have small bruises on your hips from your hipbelt. You have sunscreen caked into every nook and cranny, but even that didn’t keep you […]

  • Gear Review: The North Face Phantom 50 pack

    By Mike Hawkins “Man, this is a really great pack…” I said it over and over for months until my wife had finally had enough of it. She had to get one for herself.  While 50 liters is a little small for most multi-day mountaineering and winter ski tours, the small size is plenty versatile […]

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