Robin Pendery

    Robin Pendery

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Robin has worked mountain guide, ski patroller, and avalanche forecaster in the Pacific Northwest since 2015. Now she works full time as emergency department nurse in Seattle, but loves coming back to teach and guide in the mountains!

    Take 5 with the Guide

    If you could only take one album on an expedition?
    Zanaka – Jain

    What’s always in your snack bag?
    Gummy bears

    What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not guiding?
    Skiing! Powder, corn, trap crust, mash potatoes, I love it all.

    What was your first mountain?
    My first big mountain was Mount Rainier. I climbed with college friends. We were so stressed out about climbing that we did not pay any attention to finals or graduation.

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers.
    You can always take just one more step

    Guide For:


    Significant Ascents

    Mount Rainier—Disappointment Cleaver, Emmons
    Mount Hood—South Side, Reid Headwall
    Mount Baker—Squak Glacier, Coleman Demming Glacier, North Ridge
    Mount St. Helens—Worm Flows / Swift Glacier
    Forbidden Peak—West Ridge
    Eldorado- East Ridge
    Sahale—Sahale Glacier
    Torment-Forbidden Traverse


    AIARE Pro Level II
    LNT Trainer
    NOLS Risk Management Training
    AMGA Rock Guide Course

    Phenomenal, one of the best trips of my life. My guides were exceptional, both Willie and Danny are incredibly skilled guides, with super strong experience. Excellent communicators, with strong desire to impart their knowledge to make you better. Lodging was incredible.

    Denali BLOG

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    • Denali: A Photo Essay

      by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

    • Dear Alpine Ascents: Insulating Ice Axe Handles?

      Hey Alpine, I’m headed up to Denali this May (!!!!) and I heard that climbers insulate their ice axes? Interesting… What’s the rationale and how do I do it? Thanks in advance and see you in Talkeetna! Sincerely, Seeking Toasty Mitts Hi Toast Mitts, Thanks for reaching out and stoked you’re headed up to the […]

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