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Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Guide: International, Washington

Josh grew up in New Orleans, where the flatness and heat instilled in him a drive to explore snowy mountains. His adventures since have taken him from the White Mountains, the Tetons, the Sierras, and to Patagonia’s Southern Icefield. He has worked as a guide and instructor for Outward Bound for eight years in North Carolina and Patagonia. Josh loves to teach and share the experience of being in the mountains with others. He now calls Seattle home. When he is not out climbing, Josh might be reading non-fiction, breathing new life into his Geo, riding bicycles, or trying to balance upside down.

Significant Ascents

Mt Rainier
Mt Baker
Mt Shuksan
Dragontail Peak, Backbone Ridge, Triple Couloirs, Gerber-Sink
Mt Stuart, Direct N. Ridge
Washington Column, S Face
Aconcagua
Tronador, Argentina
Lanin S Face, Argentina
Villarrica S Face, Chile
San Lorenzo, Chile (attempt)
Grand Traverse, Tetons, WY
Mt Whitney, CA
Charlotte Dome, CA
Chair Peak N Face, WA

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
Avalanche Level II
AMGA Rock Instructor Course
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
Leave No Trace Trainer

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