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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


  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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