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. I have been guiding for Alpine Ascents since 2011. I predominately guide on Mt Rainier, and Denali, but I also like to venture into the North Cascades for Mt Baker summit climbs and mountaineering courses and to Argentina’s Aconcagua. 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 (40+ ascents by 5 routes, 1 in winter, 1 ski descent)
Mt. Baker (15+)
Aconcagua (3 expeditions)
Denali (5 expeditions)
Mt. Adams (6 ascents)
Mt. St Helens
Mt. Hood (10+ ascents and multiple ski descents)
Mt. Shuksan (3 routes, 5+ ascents)
Dragontail Peak (4 routes)
Mt. Stuart (2 routes)
Paissano Pinnacle and the North Face of Burgundy Spire
Pro II Avalanche
Leave No Trace Trainer
Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician/ CPR
Alpine Ascents’ reputation is top notch within the industry. I appreciate the high quality guides provided on my climbs so far. They always seem to be the yardstick that other services measure their guides to.