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Matthew Nightengale

Matthew Nightengale

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Born and raised in Oregon, Matthew learned to climb on the mountains and crags of the Pacific Northwest. While completing a B.S. in Environmental Economics, Matthew was the Eastern Oregon University Outdoor Program Director where he introduced students to mountaineering, rock climbing, and other outdoor activities. Matthew has rock climbed across the west including areas such as the Enchantments, Leavenworth, Smith Rocks, City of Rocks, Red Rocks, and Joshua Tree. When not climbing, Matthew enjoys cooking, and more importantly eating good food while spending time with his lady.

5-year

Significant Ascents

Mt. Rainier – 10+
Aconcagua – 2 expeditions
Denali
Mt. Baker
Mt. Olympus
Mt. Shuksan
Eldorado Peak
Mt. Adams
Mt. Hood
Mt. Washington, Oregon
Prussik Peak (West Ridge, Grade II, 5.7)
Dragontail Peak (Serpentine Ridge, Grade III, 5.8)

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level II
Leave No Trace Trainer

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Knots and Hitches: The Clove Hitch

    The following is the second in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the figure-8, ring bend- and hitches like the Munter & Prusik! The clove hitch is a simple, essential, quickly tied, adjustable, strong alpine wunder-knot! This […]

  • Yak above base camp

    What is a Buff®?

    What is this “Buff®” that’s listed on all of your gear lists? Why do I need one? Do I need one? What about bandanas? The Buff® 101 First created in 1991, the Buff® is a 20 x 9.5 inch tube of stretchy fabric designed to help you cover your head, neck, and face in the […]

  • Tents for Mountaineering

    Brendan gives us a quick introduction to the different styles of tents often used for mountaineering. From ultra-light bivy style single-wall shelters, to lightweight double-wall 4-season tents, to expedition-ready double walled dome bunkers, each style has a specific designed use. Stay tuned for in-depth looks at each of these varieties!  

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