Kieran Sullivan

    Kieran Sullivan

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Kieran Sullivan is from the southwest. Growing up surrounded by dry desert rock, he has committed his free time to exploring places ranging from desert towers in Arizona and Utah to Alpine rock in Colorado and New Mexico. In addition to his love for climbing, he has spent summers working as a whitewater raft guide, as well as a professional sailing instructor. He currently breaks up the year by working as a ski Patroller in the winter and a mountain guide in the summer.

    It should also be noted that Kieran in an avid ecologist with a love for the natural world, and he loves sharing that knowledge with other people. He has spent time working as an ornithologist, so if you ever have a question about a bird, even if he doesn’t know the answer, he will be happy to wonder alongside you!

    5-year

    Guide For:

    Denali

    Significant Ascents

    Denali
    Aconcagua
    Mt. Rainier
    Mt. Baker
    Sandia Mountain
    Nambe Chutes/ Santa Fe Baldy (Ski Descent)
    Sedona Towers, Arizona
    10 Colorado fourteeners
    Castleton Tower

    Certifications

    Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician
    Wilderness First Responder/ CPR for the Professional Rescuer
    Avalanche Level II
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Rock Guide Course

    Excellent – both guides were of the highest quality.

    Denali BLOG

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      by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

    • Dear Alpine Ascents: Insulating Ice Axe Handles?

      Hey Alpine, I’m headed up to Denali this May (!!!!) and I heard that climbers insulate their ice axes? Interesting… What’s the rationale and how do I do it? Thanks in advance and see you in Talkeetna! Sincerely, Seeking Toasty Mitts Hi Toast Mitts, Thanks for reaching out and stoked you’re headed up to the […]

    • Selecting Snowshoes for Expeditions

      If you are preparing to embark on a Denali Prep course or a Denali expedition with Alpine Ascents, you are also about to enter into the wonderful world of snowshoe travel. There are several reasons for our unilateral use of snowshoes over skis on these trips. First, the learning curve for snowshoeing is far less […]

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