Nate Sievert

    Nate Sievert

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Nate has over 5 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.

    Guilty Pleasure
    Accidentally finishing a pint of Ben N Jerry’s in one sitting.

    Favorite childhood breakfast cereal
    Lucky Charms–marshmallows only.

    In another life I’d…
    I’d love to reincarnate as a Spinner Dolphin.

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

    Significant Ascents

    Denali – West Buttress (Ski Descent)
    Aconcagua
    Rainier – 35+ Summits via DC, Emmons, Kautz
    Rainier – Ski Descent of Fuhrer Finger
    Baker – North Ridge, C-D, Easton, Squawk
    Adams – Ski Descent of SW Chutes
    Little Tahoma – Ski Descent of Whitman Glacier
    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+)
    Snowpatch Spire – Surfs Up (III 5.9)
    Crescent Spire – McTech Arete (III 5.10)
    The Rectory – Fine Jade (III 5.11)
    Snow Creek Wall – Afterburner (III 5.11)
    Climbs of Liberty Bell, Concord, NEWS, SEWS

    Certifications

    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Outdoor Emergency Care (National Ski Patrol)
    AIARE Instructor
    Avalanche Pro 1
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Rock Guide Course

    Awards & Recognition

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

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