Tommy Lindley

    Tommy Lindley

    Guide: Washington

    Tommy started with us in 2019, coming from Oklahoma while completing his M.Ed in Natural Resources. In college he found his passion for the mountains and committed to climbing throughout the western US and Canada. Before coming to Alpine Ascents, Tommy cut his teeth as a climbing and canyoneering guide in the sandstone slot canyons around Moab, UT. He now splits his time between the North Cascades in the summers and northwest Montana during the winters where he works as a professional ski patroller. Tommy is a firm believer in the powers of outdoor experiences, hilarity, and good Mexican food. When not climbing, you can find him exploring the incredible skiing in Glacier National Park, attempting to learn how to mountain bike, or simply kicking his feet back to relax.

    Take 5 with the Guide

    One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers
    Go in with an open mind and know that your guides are there for you. There’s no better way to learn that to get out in the hills and do it!

    Guilty Pleasure
    Sweet breakfast food. I love french toast, Belgian waffles, and pancakes!

    Favorite childhood breakfast cereal
    Reeces Pieces

    If you could be stuck with anyone (past or present) at base camp for a week
    Bill Murray

    In another life I’d…
    Be a boat captain

    Significant Ascents

    Mount Rainier
    Mount Baker
    Mount Shuksan
    Sahale Peak
    Sharkfin Tower
    Liberty Bell Traverse
    Mctech Arete- Crescent Spire, Bugaboos, BC
    Ears Between – Crescent Tower, Bugaboos, BC
    Diedra – Squamish, BC
    Castleton Tower – Moab, UT
    And numerous other ascents throughout the Cascades, Rockies, and British Columbia.


    Wilderness EMT
    AIARE Level 1
    AIARE Avalanche Rescue Course
    Leave No Trace Trainer
    AMGA Alpine Skills Course
    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor
    Alpine Guide Course
    PADI Advanced & Rescue Diver


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