Peter is a Northwest native hooked on the green forests and snow-capped, rocky peaks of the Cascades. I enjoy long bushwacks to uncrowded peaks, summiting at sunrise and good coffee in the mountains. This will be my third season guiding for Alpine Ascents. I predominately guide on Mt Rainier, climbing the Emmons and Dissapointment Cleaver routes, but I also like to venture into the North Cascades for Mt Baker summit climbs and mountaineering courses. In the summer I’m a volcano climber by trade and passion. In the fall I chase the sun and rock climb as much as possible, but the long winter of the Northwest might be my favorite season and I usually ski over 100 days.
Mt. Rainier (25+ ascents by 5 routes, 1 in winter, 1 ski descent)
Mt. Baker (12+)
Aconcagua (2 expeditions)
Denali (3 expeditions)
Mt. Adams (4)
Mt. St Helens
Mt. Hood (5+ ski descents)
Mt. Shuksan (2 routes)
Dragontail Peak (4 routes)
Mt. Stuart (2 routes)
Paissano Pinnacle and the North Face of Burgundy Spire
Leave No Trace Trainer
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician/ CPR
The program was excellently tailored to minimize climber burnout and maximize acclimatization, giving as many members of the team as possible the best opportunity at being in the best possible physical condition for a summit bid.