Patrick English

    Patrick English

    Guide: Washington

    Pat cut his teeth on the steep sandstone and icy slopes of West Virginia. After leaving his career as a Fireman/Medic on the East Coast, he packed whatever fit into his Jeep and drove West looking for bigger mountains. He explored the Rockies and Wasatch, then landed in Yosemite. He spent close to a decade in the Sierra hunting down splitter cracks and chalky couloirs. Patrick began his guiding career with Alpenglow Expeditions and Lovers Leap Guides skiing around Lake Tahoe and the Eastern Sierra and rock climbing at Lovers Leap. He further honed his craft in the Andes and Alps, and is looking forward to putting down roots in the Cascades. You can find him soaking up the Central WA sunshine with his wife and two boys.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Stankonia – Outkast

    Favorite movie?
    Seven Psychopaths

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week?
    Ernest Hemingway

    In another life, I’d…
    live in a shack in the Andes and befriend guanacos

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    If it’s always sunshine and rainbows, you’re doing it wrong.

    Significant Ascents

    The Nose, El Cap, Yosemite Valley, CA
    RNWF, Half Dome in a day, Yosemite Valley, CA
    Thunderbolt to Sill Traverse, High Sierra, CA
    Guiffra-Monaci, Chamonix, FR
    Multiple routes, Grand Teton, WY
    Volcan Villarrica ski descent, Araucania, Chile
    Volcan Llaima ski descent, Conguillo NP, Chile
    E Face, Middle Palisade ski descent, High Sierra, CA
    N Couloir, Red Slate ski descent, High Sierra, CA
    Fuhrer Finger, Mt Rainier ski descent

    Certifications

    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    AIARE Pro 2
    AIARE Course Instructor
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Alpine Guide Course
    AMGA Rock Guide Course
    AMGA Ski Guide Course
    AMGA Alpine Skills Course

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