John Race

John Race

Guide, Alaska

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.

Guide For:

Denali

Significant Ascents

Denali – 22 expeditions
Everest – 2 expeditions
Cho Oyu – 3 expeditions

Certifications

IFMGA Guide
Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
AIARE Avalanche Level 2
Leave No Trace Trainer
ifmga

I thought AAI lived up to its reputation as a great company to climb with. Both guides were very competent and I liked how you required everyone on the team to complete some sort of Prep course. That made the reviewing of skills much easier. Related

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