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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

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    We are proud to present our newly updated Gear Lexicon– an online, item-by-item description of the gear needed for mountaineering. Please feel free to share this resource- we hope you will find it instructive and useful! -The Alpine Ascents Gear Staff

  • Top-10 Gear Misconceptions

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  • Gloves, gloves, gloves!

    The mountains pose a unique challenge to the human body- and this is often felt first in the fingers and toes! In this article, we will look at handwear- and I’ll share with you a little bit about my personal glove quiver. I am always buying gloves. Since I began playing in the mountains, rarely […]

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