Matt Hallstead

    Matt Hallstead

    Guide: Washington

    Matt was born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Skiing at east coast resorts helped lay the groundwork for his passion for big mountain recreation. Matt was introduced to rock climbing in college and quickly started chasing climbing and skiing objectives throughout the US. The search for perfect snow and rock eventually led him to Salt Lake City, Utah. Matt now splits his time between ski patrolling and guiding, sharing his love for the outdoors with others. When not climbing or skiing, you can find Matt exploring mountain bike trails or learning how to packraft.

    Significant Ascents

    Mount Rainier
    Mount Baker
    Mount Adams
    Eldorado Peak
    Mount Shasta
    Mount Hood


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Outdoor Emergency Care
    American Avalanche Institute Pro Level 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    SPRAT Level 1


    • Baker Botany 101

      by Brooke Warren People often ask if it’s boring to climb the same mountain over and over again. Honestly, it doesn’t get boring, because the route is constantly evolving and it’s amazing to witness the life cycle off the flora and fauna throughout an entire season. While summiting a mountain is a laudable goal, it’s […]

    • Dear Alpine: Foggy Glacier Glasses

      Hey Alpine, My glacier glasses get so foggy when I’m hiking up the Muir snowfield that it’s like my eyeballs are in a sauna.  How can I beat the steam and get my visibility back?   Help! Sincerely, Blinded by the Exertion  *** Hi Blinded, We’ve all been there!   Heavy breathing and eyewear are not a match […]

    • Guide Skills: What’s in the Kit?

      By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the essential items to include in your first aid kit if you are guiding an alpine climb. Have you taken an opportunity to look into your med kit lately? Perhaps question why something is even in there or maybe […]

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