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


  • Ice Axes: Selecting a Size & Style

    An ice axe is a critical piece of mountain equipment. Not only does it need to be suited for the terrain you will be encountering on a given peak, but it also needs to be sized correctly. As with most gear, the array of choices can be overwhelming, so we are going to break down […]

  • Two silhouettes clink beverages in the early morning in view of the Andes Mountains.

    Expedition Mindset: When “Showing Up” Means More than Physically Arriving

    The anticipation and physical preparation have been exhausting. The iron has been pumped. You have been ripping up stair sets for breakfast. Every precious ounce of your kit is honed. But have you stretched your expedition mindset? An expedition is much more than the physical climb of a single mountain. For several weeks you will […]

  • Tents near Denali Base Camp.

    What to Expect: Denali Expeditions

    In this series, we break down what to expect at the start of our expeditions. Where will you stay? Are there any tips or tricks to make the trip begin more smoothly? Though a Denali expedition can last 20+ days, the first two days can set the tone for the rest of the journey. While […]

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