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Devin Bishop

Guide: Washington, Alaska

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Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

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Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Paul Koubek

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Lee Lazzara

Guide: Washington, International

Victor McNeil

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Peter Moore

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Eric Murphy

Guide: International, Everest, Alaska. Kilimanjaro Program Manager

Jose Luis Peralvo

Guide: International

Lakpa Rita Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Stuart Robertson

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Brien Sheedy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Jangbu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Jonathon Spitzer

Guide: International, Washington, Alps Director

Vern Tejas

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

Seth Timpano

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Craig Van Hoy

Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

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Fred Alldredge

Guide: Washington

Javier Bello

Trekking Guide: Peru

Tim Brown

Guide: Alps

Dylan Cembalski

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tom Chambers

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Madhu Chikkaraju

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Connor Chilcott

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Patrick Chu

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Sara Cohen

Guide: Washington, International

John Collis

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Tim Connelly

Guide: Alps

Mike Coyle

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Emilie Drinkwater

Guide: Alaska

Aili Farquhar

Guide: Alaska

David Gottlieb

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joda Hankins

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Josh Harris

Guide: Washington, International

Dennis Haskell

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Hauf

Guide: Kilimanjaro, International

Sam Hennessey

Washington, Alaska, International

Kurt Hicks

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Bryce Hill

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Troy Hoff

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Carrie Holloway

Guide: Washington, International

Brian Houle

Guide: Washington, Mongolia, Alaska, International

Michael Hutchins

Guide: Alaska, Washington, International

Kristie Kayl

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Joe Kluberton

Alaska Operations Manager, AK Yak Treks

Pete Lardy

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Eric Larson

Guide: Alps

Mike Lewis

Guide: Washington

Micah Lewkowitz

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Evan Miller

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Nik Mirhashemi

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Rachel Molstad

Guide: Washington, Bolivia

Cecelia Mortenson

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

David Morton

Guide: Washington, International

Nick Mullan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Willy Oppenheim

Guide: Washington

Patrick Ormond

Guide: Alps

Danny Ozment

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Robin Pendery

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Lyra Pierotti

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Travis Powell

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Prudhomme

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

John Race

Guide, Alaska

Peter Ramos

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Jonas Rutta

Lead Tanzanian Guide

Eric Salazar

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Jose Leonardo Salazar

Guide: Ecuador

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Guide: Washington, International

Dmitry Sidorov

Guide: Alaska

Jayson Simons-Jones

Guide: Washington, Alps

Erin Smart

Guide: Alps

Kirah Solomon

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Joe Stock

Guide: Alps

Kieran Sullivan

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dylan Taylor

Guide: Alps

John Van Nostrand

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Don Wargowsky

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Dave Watson

Guide: Washington

Matthew Wiech

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Stephen Williams

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Chris Wright

Guide: Alps

Anna Zajicek

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

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Yatish Bahuguna

Guide: India

Peter Biskind

Guide: Alaska

Jonathan Cahill

Guide: Washington

Jeff Dobronyi

Guide: Washington

Andrew Dyer

Guide: Washington

Marina Fitzpatrick

Guide: Washington

Andy Gill

Mountain Guide: Washington

Alex Gonzales-Cress

Guide: Washington

Jón Yngvi Gylfason

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Andy Hansen

Guide: Washington

Emily Hay

Guide: Washington

Trevor Husted

Guide: Washington

Felipe Jacome

Guide: Ecuador

Izzy Lazarus

Guide: Washington

Towner Menefee

Guide: Washington

Caleb Merrill

Guide: Washington

Míó

Guide: Volcanoes of Iceland

Brian Muller

Guide: Washington

Gary Newmeyer

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Don Nguyen

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Nate Opp

Guide: Washington

Erin Pollock

Guide: Alaska, Washington

Matthew Rosenberg

Guide: Washington

Alan Rousseau

Guide: Alps

Eddie Schoen

Guide: Washington

Fura Kancha Sherpa

Guide: International

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Guide: International, Washington

Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Ang Gyaljen Sherpa

Guide: Washington

Phura Geljen Sherpa

Guide: Washington

Matt Skorina

Guide: Washington

Carole Tejas

Guide: International, Nepal Program Director

Arielle Todd

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Koby Yudkin

Guide: Washington

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

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    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

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