Joshua Conlon

    Joshua Conlon

    Guide: Washington

    Josh grew up skateboarding around the Greater Boston Area in Massachusetts, but quickly moved to Vermont after high school where he found climbing. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education, Josh moved to Colorado in search of bigger mountains. He worked for the Colorado Outward Bound School for four years, spending more than 200 field days with adolescents working on leadership and team building. Josh now applies his educator mindset in his work with adults, teaching courses and guiding rock climbing, mountaineering, ice climbing and backcountry skiing/snowboarding across the Western US and Alaska. When Josh isn’t on the mountain or rock climbing, you can find him sipping espresso and updating his kindle reading list for the next trip.

    Significant Ascents

    Mt. Rainier (DC, Kautz, ID ski descent)
    Mount Baker (Easton, Squak, N Ridge, CD ski descent)
    Glacier Peak
    Mt. Adams (SW Chutes ski descent)
    Denali (W Buttress)
    Yanapaccha Moose’s Tooth (Ham and Eggs)
    Peak 11,300 (SW Ridge)
    El Capitan (E Buttress)
    Lost Arrow Spire (Lost Arrow Direct)
    Mose’s Tower (Primrose Dihedrals)
    Castelton Tower (N Face, N Chimney)


    Rock Guide Course
    Alpine Guide Course
    Ski Guide Course
    Ice Instructor Course
    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Avalanche Pro Level 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer


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