Matthew Rosenberg

    Matthew Rosenberg

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Matt fell in love with the high peaks of the world while growing up in Illinois, from photographs of mountain expeditions in guiding company catalogs in the mail. He spent his summers as a young adult learning the skills of mountain climbing, and improving his fitness. Matt first climbed Mt rainier at 15 years old, and promised himself that he would one day become a Mountain Guide. After graduating from college with a degree in sports medicine (Indiana State 15’) Matt became a full time outdoor professional, guiding seasons on Mt Rainier, and later, all around the world. Matt has developed a passion for delivering exceptional client care, along with safe results on mountain adventures. As he likes to put it, “I am not a professional mountaineer, but a mountain professional”. Over seasons of guiding and ski patrolling, he has developed a passion for teaching, mentoring, and providing a high level of customer service in the rugged terrain of mountain peaks. Matt is always willing to go the extra mile, or more, to ensure his clients have the best possible chance at achieving their goals safely. Matt is also currently serving our community and country leading sailors as an officer in The United States Navy.

    Matts favorite quote: “Every leader is a teacher” -Barbara B. Levin
    5 Year

    Take 5 with the Guide

    What was your first mountain?
    Mt Sherman, Colorado. I was 9 and made everyone wait for me

    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not guiding?
    Running. I’ve always had a strong desire to be a great runner

    What’s always in your snack bag?
    Dried Mangos of course!

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week, who would you choose?
    Someone who likes playing the rock game as much as me. Probably Hannah McGowan.

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers
    Good cardiovascular fitness will improve your enjoyment of the mountains and life itself. Do your very best to get in the best shape you can be in, in the time you have to prepare for a climb. Take your training seriously, and your sacrifices will be rewarded with more smiles on your climbs.

    Guide For:


    Significant Ascents

    Putha Hiunchuli, Nepal
    Pico de Orizaba
    Mt Rainier – DC, Kautz, Emmons
    Mt Baker – Easton, Coleman-Deming
    Mt Shuksan – Fisher Chimneys
    Glacier Peak
    Mt Adams – South Spur, Stormy Monday Couloir
    Mt Hood – Hogsback, Leuthold Couloir, Reid Headwall
    Mt Olympus
    Mt Jefferson
    Mt Shasta
    Assorted Alpine Routes in the North Cascades and California
    40 Colorado 14’ers


    Certified Athletic Trainer
    Avalanche Level 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    PSIA Alpine Level 1
    AMGA Alpine Skills Course

    These guys consistently used every opportunity to teach us how to be better climbers. I was impressed how they would tutor us, but not treat us like children. They expected us to be experienced climbers and demanded that we rise to the occasion.

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