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Nik Mirhashemi

Nik Mirhashemi

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Nik grew up surrounded by the San Juans of SW Colorado and has always been drawn to the wild places of the world. He came to the realization that he wanted to become a guide after his first Colorado 14’er ascent and hasn’t really looked back.   Nik began leading summit trips for the CU Hiking Club in Boulder, CO and later as a camp counselor outside of Colorado Springs. Nik has climbed extensively throughout the southwestern United States and finds himself completely at home high on an alpine wall, clinging to a frozen waterfall or soaking up the sun on a desert tower. He’s also climbed in Ecuador, Chile, Peru and Alaska. Nik began training with the AMGA fall 2013 and plans to continue pursuing accreditation.

Significant Ascents

Guided

Mt. Rainier; Disappointment Cleaver, Emmons Glacier and Kautz Glacier
Mt. Baker
North Cascades
Denali

Personal

Wrong Way Bud (FA), 5.6, M4, 500m, Norbu Peak, Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
Witness the Sickness (FA), M4, AI4, 75 Deg, 500m, Chugimago North, Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
Mixed Emotions (FA), M6, AI5, 80 Deg, 900m, Chugimago, Rolwaling Himal, Nepal
Macho Madness (FA), IV, M6, 1500′, Mt. Huntington, Central Alaska Range
Solo of Dragontail Peak (Serpentine Ridge), Prussik Peak (Stanley-Burgner) and Outerspace in 15 hours
NE Buttress of Johannesburg Mountain
Resolution Arete, Red Rock, NV, 5.10 C1, 24 pitches
N Face Castleton Tower, Fine Jade, Honeymoon Chimney, Jah Man, 14 hours car to car
Astroman, Yosemite Valley, 5.11c, 10 pitches
The Fang, Vail, CO WI5
Bridalveil Falls, Telluride, CO WI6
The Talisman, Ouray, CO WI5, M6
Belly of the Beast, Telluride, CO IV, WI5+, M6X C1 first ascent
Solo enchainment of 8 13ers outside Telluride, CO in 27 hours, V, M4, steep snow, first winter ascent
Englishman’s Route, Hallett Peak, Rocky Mtn NP, CO M6+R
The Shield, Huascaran Sur, Peru
French Direct, Alpamayo, Peru
South Face Peak 12200, Central Alaska Range, M4, 4000ft first ascent

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level II
AMGA Advanced Rock Guide Course, Ice Instructor Course, Alpine Guide Course
Leave No Trace Trainer

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