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Nate Opp

Nate Opp

Guide: Washington

Nate is a full time mountain guide based out of Hamilton, MT. He enjoys all types of climbing especially technical rock spires and long snow climbs where skis are used on the descent. Originally from rural Northeast Washington, Nate is happy to be back in his native state.

Significant Ascents

Guiding Highlights:
Denali, 9 summits
West Ridge of Mt Hunter, Alaska
Mt Russell, Alaska
Grand Teton, 100+ summits
Mt Vinson, 10 summits
Ski traverse of Ellsworth Mtns. from Vinson base camp to Union Glacier, about 120 miles
Mt Sidley (highest volcano in Antarctica)
North Ridge of Grand Teton from Teton glacier
East Face and East Ridge of Grand Teton
California Ice (Beartooths), Moratorium and Sendero Iluminoso (Cody, WY)
Epinephrine, Red Rocks (Nevada)
Castleton Tower, Utah

Personal Highlights:
Wave Effect, first enchainment of Desmochada, La Silla, and Fitzroy in Argentine Patagonia
North Pillar of Fitzroy, Red Pillar Mermoz, in Patagonia.
Accidental speed ascent of the French Ridge on Mt Huntington in 2005.
Greenwood/Locke on the North Face of Mt Temple and East Face Mt Babel, Canadian Rockies.
Brer Rabbit on Cottontail Tower, Fisher Towers, Utah
Onsight of Parmakaya, Taurus Mtns,Turkey
Yosemite highlights: Crucifix, Powerpoint, single push on flight of the Albatross, Never Say Dog, The Golden Years, Astroman, Hotline, etc.
Stoned Oven, Astrodog, Trilogy in Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Romantic Warrior, Needles area of California
Sands of Time, Calaveras Dome
Rainbow Wall and Black Velvet Tongue, Red Rocks (Nevada)

Certifications

EMT
Avalanche Level 3

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