Matt Skorina

Matt Skorina

Guide: Washington

Matt came to guiding after a previous career as an electrical engineer. Now based out of Bend Oregon, Matt spends most of his time traveling around the country. He has climbed extensively from multi day big wall rock routes to winter time alpine ice. Matt is excited to share his love of the mountains with you.

Significant Ascents

Liberty Ridge of Mt Rainier
North Ridge of Mt Baker
The Nose of El Cap
Complete North Ridge of Mt Stuart
Dreamweaver on Mt Meeker
West Face of Leaning Tower (solo)
Epinephrine on Black Velvet Wall
North East Face of Pingora
East Buttress of Mt Whitney
Time Wave Zero
Serendipity Arete on Mt Owen


AMGA Rock Guide Course
AMGA Alpine Guide Course
AIARE Level 1 with Companion Rescue
LNT Education
Commercial Pilot
P2 Paragliding Rating


  • Tents near Denali Base Camp.

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  • 3-Day Rainier Climb: Lunchtime

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