Nate Sievert

    Nate Sievert

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Nate has over 6 years of guiding experience in the Cascades and beyond. He grew up in the Seattle area and was introduced to skiing and climbing at a young age. A passion for moving in steep terrain has taken him to mountain objectives around the world, including alpine rock climbs in the Bugaboos, a ski descent of Denali, and guiding an expedition on Aconcagua. When he’s not packing or unpacking for the next trip, Nate enjoys trail running and replacing lost calories with pints of Ben & Jerry’s. Once the snow flies, he swaps crampons for skis and works as a Pro Ski Patroller at Crystal Mountain. Nate has a BA in Environmental Studies from Yale, where he competed in Division I track and cross-country.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    Favorite movie
    I’ve watched Hot Rod probably 20+ times and I still laugh.

    What’s always in your snack bag?
    Scandinavian Swimmers from Trader Joes

    In another life I’d…
    Be a meteorologist

    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not guiding?
    You may find me clinging to a granite wall or pulling on plastic at the climbing gym. I also love spending quality time with my lovely fiancé, Hanna.

    Most people don’t know that…
    I introduce myself as Nate these days, but I went by the nickname “Spike” (and still do sometimes!) for over a decade growing up.

    Significant Ascents

    Denali – Summit Ski Descent
    Aconcagua
    Rainier – 40+ Summits via DC, Emmons, Kautz
    Rainier – Ski Descent of Fuhrer Finger
    Baker – North Ridge, C-D, Easton, Squak
    Baker – Ski Descent of Park Headwall
    Adams – Ski Descent of SW Chutes
    Shuksan – Fisher Chimneys, Sulphide
    Shuksan – Ski Descent of North Face
    Mount Stuart – Ski Descent of Cascadian Couloir
    Mount Stuart – Complete North Ridge (IV 5.9)
    Torment-Forbidden Traverse (IV 5.6)
    Prusik Peak – Burgner Stanley (III 5.10)
    Aasgard Sentinel – Acid Baby (III 5.10+)
    Illusion Wall – Excalibur (III 5.10+)
    Snowpatch Spire – Surfs Up (III 5.9)
    Crescent Spire – McTech Arete (III 5.10)
    The Rectory – Fine Jade (III 5.11)
    Elephant Rock – Hotline (III 5.11 C1)
    Snow Creek Wall – Afterburner (III 5.11)
    Liberty Traverse (IV 5.8)

    Certifications

    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Outdoor Emergency Care (National Ski Patrol)
    AIARE Instructor
    Avalanche Pro 2
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Rock Guide Course
    AMGA Ski Guide Course
    AMGA Alpine Guide Course

    Awards & Recognition

    US Coast Guard Public Service Award for his part in a mountain rescue on Mt. Rainier in August, 2020

    ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/12/2024

      Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 6/05/24

      Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

    • CASCADES CONDITIONS REPORT 5/30/24

      Greeting follow climbers! Sunny skies dominated the PNW this Memorial Day, and climbers around the state took advantage of the weather.  We have reports of climbers reaching the summits of peaks from the tip of the North Cascades all the way down to Mt Hood in Oregon.  We continue to have teams scattered across the […]

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