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Nate Emerson

Nate Emerson

Guide: Washington

Nate has been skiing since 1984, climbing since 1994, and guiding since 2004. Over different periods in life he’s been drawn to many different mountain sports, and these have taken him all over the American West and abroad. He now spends winters in Aspen where he works as a ski instructor, resort trainer, and ski guide based out of Aspen Highlands. He moonlights in industrial mountain safety and the rope access industry.

For Nate, the satisfaction of guiding comes through meeting great people and sharing incredible places on a daily basis. He’s constantly striving to make each excursion run seamlessly so each climber and skier walks away with an incredible experience.

Significant Ascents

Denali (3 expeditions)
Aconcagua (Guanacos)
Rainier x5 via 4 different routes
Grand Teton x38 via 4 different routes
Mt Moran (CMC and Skillet Glacier)
Gannett Peak (WY) x7
Granite Peak (MT) x5
Maroon Bells Traverse, Capitol Peak, and numerous other peaks in Wyoming and Colorado


AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide and Ski Guide Courses
AIARE and AAI Level II
LNT Trainer


Awards & Recognition

2016 Adidas AMGA Scholarship


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