Josh Hirshberg

    Josh Hirshberg

    Guide: Washington

    Josh Hirshberg has been guiding and teaching in a variety of mountain disciplines since 2005. In the winter, he forecasts avalanches for the Northwest Avalanche Center. Josh’s education includes a B.A. from Prescott College, a Level 3 avalanche certification, and AMGA Ski Guide and Single Pitch Instructor certifications. In addition to years of guiding in the Rocky Mountain and Cascade ranges, Josh’s past work has included Snow Safety Director for Peak Mountain Guides, Trainer for the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education, and Pro Training Coordinator for the American Avalanche Association. When he’s not working, Josh enjoys climbing, biking, photography, spending time with his son, and supporting diverse communities.

    Significant Ascents

    Mt Rainier (Tacoma) ski descent
    Mt Baker (Kulshan) including ski descents
    Glacier Peak (Dakobed)
    Mt Adams
    Mt Stuart
    Mt Sir Sanford attempt
    Forbidden Peak circumnavigation ski traverse
    Cloak and Dagger 5.10+ III Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Level 3
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Ski Guide
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor



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