Rikki was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and found his passion for the mountains while attending Western Washington University. After Graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education he spent four years leading students on month long backpacking and mountaineering trips in the Sierras and has been guiding here in Washington and abroad for the last five. When Rikki isn’t skiing climbing or trail running he can be found skipping rocks across remote alpine lakes.
Take 5 with the Guide
Most beloved book?
Life of Pi – Yann Martel
If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week?
someone who is really good at cribbage
In another life, I’d…
be a sea turtle
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
Learn how to suffer well.
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.