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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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ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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