Pete Lardy

    Pete Lardy

    Guide: Washington

    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

    Take 5 with the Guide

    Favorite Movie?
    Pulp Fiction

    Most beloved book?
    The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole

    Guilty pleasure?
    ice cream, the whole container

    Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
    Heinrich Harrer for the Eiger North Face

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
    Follow the passion. Climb what interests you, not what gets noticed.

    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
    Avalanche Level III
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    IFMGA Certified Mountain Guide
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor

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