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Troy Hoff

Troy Hoff

Guide: Washington, Alaska

Troy grew up in the foothills of the Pacific Northwest cementing his desire for mountain travel. Years of skiing lead Troy to International ski competition 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 places such as the Columbia Mts, North American Rockies, B.C Coast Range, Sierra Nevada’s, Wasatch, and Stuart range. Troy lives in Leavenworth Washington with his wife and daughter. He is pursuing AMGA certification. Some of his other interests include running, waterfall ice, biking, swimming, kayaking, gardening, carpentry.

Significant Ascents

Denali
Mt Rainier (numerous)
Mt Baker (20 summits)
Mt Shuskan (2 summits)
Mt Cashmere (ski descent)
The Professor (WI 4) Grade 3
Numerous ski accent/descents in the Cascades and other ranges
Numerous rock routes in the Cascades

Certifications

AMGA Ski Guide Course
AMGA Single Pitch Course
AIARE Level 2
Wilderness First Responder
High to Low Rope Rescue Course

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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