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Troy Hoff

Troy Hoff

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

Troy grew up in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest cementing his desire for mountain travel. Years of skiing lead Troy to international ski racing on the IFSA World Tour. When He wasn’t competing, Troy spent much of his time in the backcountry chasing untracked powder. Working as a climbing instructor, and leading ski tours has rounded out his mountain knowledge. Troy has skied and climbed in the Columbia Mountains, North American Rockies, B.C Coast Range, Sierra Nevada, Wasatch, and the Stuart Range. Troy lives in Leavenworth, Washington with his wife and daughter. He is pursuing AMGA certification. Some of his other interests include rock climbing, waterfall ice-climbing, mountain biking, swimming, kayaking, gardening, and carpentry.

Significant Ascents

Aconcagua- 2 expeditions
Denali
Mt Rainier- numerous times via 3 different routes
Mt Baker via 2 different routes
Mt Shuskan- numerous times
Mt Cashmere (ski descent)
The Professor (WI 4) Grade 3
Numerous ski descents in the Cascades and other ranges
Numerous rock routes in Washington, Utah, Oregon, and Arizona

Certifications

AMGA Ski Guide Course
AMGA Single Pitch Course
AIARE Level 2
Wilderness First Responder
High to Low Rope Rescue Course
Leave No Trace Trainer

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

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  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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