Pete Lardy

Pete Lardy

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Pete has climbed in the Himalaya, Andes, Alaska Range, Cascades and the Rockies since 1997 and enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge with other climbers around the world. He calls Colorado Springs his home, where he owns Pikes Peak Alpine School and enjoys alpine rock, multi-pitch ice and high alpine mountaineering. For Pete, the life of climbing fosters lasting friendships like no other. “It’s the best way to come away from a day with a sense of accomplishment.”

5-year

Significant Ascents

Denali, Muldrow Traverse, two man unsupported
Muztagh Ata, Chinese Pamirs, with splitboard descent
Mount Rainier, six different routes including Liberty Ridge in a day
Manaslu, Nepal Himalaya
Aconcagua
Mount Shuksan, North Face Traverse, Washington
Eldorado, West Arete
Talisman & Bird Brain Boulevard, Ouray Colorado
Mt Huntington, AK, Harvard Route & Colton-Leach

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
AMGA, Certified Single Pitch Instructor
AMGA, Certified Alpine Guide
AMGA, Certified Rock Guide
Avalanche Level III
Leave No Trace Trainer

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