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Joda Hankins

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Having grown up in the hills of Tennessee, Joda has always been one in search of an adventure. He cut his teeth while learning to climb the steep walls of The Gunks in NY. After completing his B.A. in English and Leadership, Joda spent three seasons climbing and teaching mountain safety in the Ladakh Range of Northern India. He has a major passion for the wilderness and loves teaching and exposing others to its natural and human history. He has guided in India, Alaska, Washington and throughout the Western US and is working toward his AMGA Alpine Guide certification. When not guiding, he can be found enjoying crag days and bluegrass with his wife Jess and dog Kale.

Significant Ascents

Mantuk I&II: Indian Himalaya
Kang La Che: Indian Himalaya
Lurking Fear: El Cap. Yosemite
The Prow: Washington Column, Yosemite
Ham & Eggs, Moose’s Tooth, AK
Mount Rainier


Avalanche Level 1
Wilderness First Responder
Leave No Trace Master Educator

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