I am an IFMGA Guide and the owner of the Northwest Mountain School. I have guided continuously since 1989. Personal guiding highlights include 20 expeditions to Denali, 2 expeditions to Mt. Everest, 3 expeditions to Cho Oyu, a ski traverse of South Georgia Island following Ernest Shackleton’s route, Mont Blanc, the Haute Route (18 times), Matterhorn, Rainier (160+ summits), as well as the usual peaks in Washington. I live in Leavenworth, WA with my wife Olivia Race, also an IFMGA guide and our two children Josephine (5) and Holden (1). At this point in my career I am primarily focused on delivering a relaxed, successful experience that ends with everyone home safe. I guide because I love being in the mountains, particularly the mountains of the Western US and Alaska.
Denali – 23 expeditions
Everest – 2 expeditions
Cho Oyu – 3 expeditions
Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
AIARE Avalanche Level 3
Leave No Trace Trainer
Climbing with Alpine Ascents under the guiding / leadership of Don and Sarah Carpenter was up there with the best expeditions that I have been on. Their professionalism and easy-going personalities made it interesting and fun. A great adventure and learning experience.