Koby Yudkin

    Koby Yudkin

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Koby grew up and in Oregon and moved to Maine in 2013 where he graduated from Bates College with a degree in Environmental Studies. While in school, Koby spent his weekends climbing the granite cracks and ice flows of the Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire. Koby spends his winters in North Conway, New Hampshire where he guides ice climbing and winter ascents of Mt. Washington. Koby’s passion for climbing and deep respect for the outdoors has taken him all across the United States and around the world including to Ecuador, Mexico, New Zealand, Canada, and back home to the Cascade Volcanoes.

    Guide For:

    Denali

    Significant Ascents

    Denali
    Mt. Rainier – guided multiple routes
    Mt. Baker – guided multiple routes
    Mt. Washington, NH – guided multiple winter routes
    West Ridge – Forbidden Peak, WA
    Multiple ascents – Mt. Hood, OR
    North Ridge Direct Route – Mt. Stuart, WA
    Repentance WI5 M4, NH
    Remission WI5+ M5, NH
    Last Gentleman WI5, VT
    Full Mathes Crest Traverse – Yosemite NP, CA
    Venusian Blind – Temple Crag, CA
    Mithril Dihedral – Mt. Russell, CA
    Fishhook Arete – Mt. Russell, CA
    East Face – Mt. Whitney, CA
    Epinephrine – Red Rocks Canyon, NV
    Black Dike – Cannon Cliff, NH
    Bomber Traverse – Talkeetna Range, Alaska
    Matanuska Glacier Traverse – Chugach Range, Alaska
    Northwest Ridge – Mt. Aspiring, New Zealand
    Expedition to Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    Certifications

    WFR / CPR
    AIARE Avalanche Level 1
    AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Alpine Skills Course
    Androscoggin Valley SAR Winter Above Tree-line Team
    ACA Swift Water Rescue: Basic

    Quality was to the highest standards starting with guides (amazing), food (amazing), and group gear.

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