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John Collis

John Collis

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Since discovering a passion for climbing while getting his Bachelor’s degree in Geology at Colorado College, John has spent time traveling and climbing across parts of Africa, the Andes, Southeast Asia, Canada, the Rockies, and the Cascades. When not in Washington, John calls Moab, Utah his home and can be found exploring its canyons and desert towers.

Guide For:

Aconcagua

Significant Ascents

Mt. Rainier
Forbidden Peak
Dragontail Peak
Zodiac, El Capitan
Mt. Proboscis and Lotus Flower Tower, Cirque of the Unclimbables
The Grand Traverse, Tetons

Certifications

WFR/CPR
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA Rock Guide
AIARE Level II

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Exceeded expectations. Very professional. All camps and lodging met or exceeded my expectations. The tents were brand new. Food and group gear were excellent. I am a fan of AAI and will share my opinion when given the chance.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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  • Alpine Start Breakfast

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