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Josh Harris

Josh Harris

Guide: Washington, International

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

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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