Seth Timpano

    Seth Timpano

    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Seth has been climbing for the past 17 years and this will be his 12th year as a mountain guide and has led over 30 international climbing trips to all seven continents. He enjoys all types of climbing but finds his greatest adventures to be steep rock and ice climbs in the mountains done in the best style and with great friends.


    Significant Ascents

    Significant Ascents:
    First Ascent of Northeast Buttress of Barnaj I (India)
    First Ascents of both the East & West Faces of Peak 13,100 (Alaska)
    First Ascent of Privete Spacibo (Kyrgyzstan)
    Harvard Route – Mount Huntington (Alaska)
    6 of the 7 summits in the Fitz Roy Massif (Argentina)
    Several 6000m Peaks in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru)
    25 new ice & mixed routes in the Greater Yellowstone Area (Montana & Wyoming)

    Guiding Highlights:
    Denali (Alaska)
    Mount Frances (Alaska)
    North Ridge of Mount Stuart (Washington)
    Torment-Forbidden Traverse (Washington)
    Mount Rainier (Washington)
    Mount Cook (New Zealand)
    Ski the Last Degree – South Pole (Antarctica)
    First Ascent of Soholt Peaks Traverse (Antarctica)
    Mount Vinson (Antarctica)
    Mount Shinn (Antarctica)
    Mount Tyree (1st Guided Ascent/6th Overall Ascent – Antarctica)
    Carstensz Pyramid (West Papua, Indonesia)
    Aconcagua (Argentina)
    Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
    Mount Everest (Nepal)


    Leave No Trace Trainer
    Wilderness First Responder/ CPR
    Avalanche Level II

    Awards & Recognition

    2014 & 2017 Mugs Stump Award
    2014 Lyman-Spitzer AAC Grant
    2010 McNeill-Nott Award (AAC) Grant Recipient
    Denali Pro Pin 2010

    This expedition far exceeded anything I could have imagined! As far as I’m concerned there is no way to improve. You have the best people working for you and that a real team that works together. This was one adventure I will never forget and will always be up in the top 3 of my travels.

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