Samuel Rooney

    Samuel Rooney

    Guide: Washington, Alaska

    Samuel grew up surrounded by the San Juan mountains of Southwest Colorado. He enjoys all types of skiing, climbing and spending time in the mountains. Samuel calls Pagosa Springs, CO home and has been making the migration north to guide in the Cascades since 2019. When not guiding for Alpine Ascents, Samuel works as the Avalanche Forecaster at Wolf Creek Ski Area and running an Arborist Tree Climbing company. If Samuel isn’t up in a tree or in the mountains he can usually be found in the desert, rock climbing, biking, drinking coffee and spending time with his wife and dog.

    Significant Ascents

    Mt. Rainer (Kautz, DC, Fuhrer Finger)
    Mt. Baker multiple Ski Descents
    Mt. Hood multiple Ski Descents
    Mt. Shuksan
    Numerous technical ski descents of 13,000 – 14,000ft peaks in Colorado
    Grand Teton – North Ridge
    Bugaboo Spire – Northeast Ridge
    South Howser Tower – Becky-Chouinard
    The Pope’s Nose – Central Buttress
    Dragontail Peak – Backbone Ridge


    Wilderness First Responder/CPR
    National Registry EMT-B
    Pro 1 Avalanche Certification
    Canadian Avalanche Association AST 1 and AST 2
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course



      Greeting follow climbers! This past week has showcased truly classic Pacific Northwest weather with a mixture of sunshine and rain showers (or snow showers in the mountains).  When the weather has allowed teams have been reaching the summit of peaks from the southern part of Washington (Mt Adams) to the northern part of the state […]


      Greeting follow climbers! Summer has arrived to the Pacific Northwest! With the recent long periods of sunny weather, teams all over the state have been climbing and getting out enjoying the mountains. Teams have been reaching the top of peaks across the region, from deep in the North Cascades to alpine rock routes to Mt […]


      Greetings follow climbers! Sunny skies have returned in the PNW today (Wednesday, June 5th) after a several days of stormy weather.  Earlier this week, two stacked atmospheric rivers impacted Washington and the Cascades, heavily producing precipitation and strong winds across the state. The Paradise snotel site picked up over 4” of water and the snotel […]

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