Quinn Pollner

    Quinn Pollner

    Guide: Washington

    Quinn is a guide based out of Colorado, guiding rock climbing and mountaineering mostly in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Quinn has spent the last ten years climbing, mountaineering, and skiing all over the world, mainly in the western United States. He has also spent time in Canada, Alaska, Argentina, and Nepal. Quinn’s passion for the outdoors has led him to pursue a career as a guide so that he can instruct and introduce people to these amazing places.

    Significant Ascents

    Aconcagua (6,961m)
    Lion Blanco (5,000m)
    The Diamond (via Casual Route)
    Many alpine routes in Rocky Mountain National Park
    Water Ice climbing up to WI5 ‘/


    Wilderness First Responder / CPR
    Rock Guide Course
    Avalanche Level 1
    Avalanche Rescue Course
    AMGA Single Pitch instructor


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    • Dear Alpine: Foggy Glacier Glasses

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    • Guide Skills: What’s in the Kit?

      By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the essential items to include in your first aid kit if you are guiding an alpine climb. Have you taken an opportunity to look into your med kit lately? Perhaps question why something is even in there or maybe […]

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