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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

The program was excellently tailored to minimize climber burnout and maximize acclimatization, giving as many members of the team as possible the best opportunity at being in the best possible physical condition for a summit bid.

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