Victor McNeil

Victor McNeil

Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

As a native to the Pacific Northwest, Victor has been climbing in the Cascades for over 10 years. He enjoys all forms of climbing, backcountry skiing and spending time in the mountains. Victor calls NE Oregon home and lives in La Grande with his amazing wife Kelly and their two golden retrievers Luna and Sadie. When not guiding for Alpine Ascents, Victor is the Executive Director of the Wallowa Avalanche Center and spends countless hours digging in the snow each winter to keep backcountry travelers safe. Most recently, Victor and Kelly traveled to the Cordillera Blanca “White Range” of Peru for mountain climbing, trekking, and riding motorcycles and mountain bikes.

Significant Ascents

Pisco Oeste, Peru
Urus Este, Peru
Ishinca, Peru
Tocllaraju, Peru
Denali (7 Guided Expeditions, 5 Summits)
Aconcagua (4 Guided Expeditions, 3 Summits)
Mt. Rainier (30+ Summits by four routes)
Mt. Baker (15+ Summits by three routes)
Mt. Shasta (35+ Summits by 7 routes)
Mt. Hood
Mt. Shuksan (3 routes, 6 Summits)
Grand Teton (Complete Exum)
Eldorado Peak (2 Summits)
Picket Range Traverse, WA (Whatcom Peak, Challenger, Mt. Fury, Outrigger, Mt. Terror)
Torment-Forbidden Traverse
Forbidden Peak (East Ridge)
Mt. Buckner (North Face Couloir)
Mt. Stuart (Complete N. Ridge, West Ridge)
Dragontail Peak (Serpentine Arête)
Alaska Range 14-Day Ski Expedition 2012 (Little Switzerland)
Wrangell St Elias 12-Day Ski Expedition 2013
Bomber Ski Traverse 2013 (Talkeetna Range)
Winter Solo Ski Traverse of Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains
Eklutna Ski Traverse 2014 (Chugach Range)
Little Switzerland Climbing Expedition 2015

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder/CPR
Avalanche Level III
AMGA Ski Guide
AMGA Rock Guide
AMGA Alpine Guide
Leave No Trace Trainer

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Great time on the climbs. Challenging ascent climb, different culture and area, short duration – which fit into my schedule nicely this time of year. Stuart is a pro. Solid in all respects. He gives freedom to make decisions, facilitates learning, and challenges each of us as appropriate. I have confidence in our approach through […]

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