Machu Picchu Guides

    Machu Picchu Guides

    Alpine Ascents looks to employ the finest guides in the industry, whether highly skilled instructors, experts in particular mountains or environs and as well as leaders and decision makers in the complex world of mountaineering. Guides for this trip are selected based on these factors as Alpine Ascents looks to provide the environment for our guides to excel and for your climb to be well prepared for success, environmentally sensitive with a keen eye on managing risks.

    Guide Staff

    Javier Bello

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    Trekking Guide: Peru

    Ben Jones

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    Guide: International, Washington, Alaska

    Rachel Molstad

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    Guide: Washington, Alaska, International

    Ben was a particularly effective leader. The three made a great team – Ben providing the leadership, Admil the local knowledge (which was amazingly broad) and Yosif helping with individual issues.  Admil was never at a loss when asked about local flora or fauna – if he did not know (rarely), he provided  the answer […]

    ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

    • Baker Botany 101

      by Brooke Warren People often ask if it’s boring to climb the same mountain over and over again. Honestly, it doesn’t get boring, because the route is constantly evolving and it’s amazing to witness the life cycle off the flora and fauna throughout an entire season. While summiting a mountain is a laudable goal, it’s […]

    • Dear Alpine: Foggy Glacier Glasses

      Hey Alpine, My glacier glasses get so foggy when I’m hiking up the Muir snowfield that it’s like my eyeballs are in a sauna.  How can I beat the steam and get my visibility back?   Help! Sincerely, Blinded by the Exertion  *** Hi Blinded, We’ve all been there!   Heavy breathing and eyewear are not a match […]

    • Guide Skills: What’s in the Kit?

      By Trevor Husted As part of our Guide Skills Development Series, this next post focuses on the essential items to include in your first aid kit if you are guiding an alpine climb. Have you taken an opportunity to look into your med kit lately? Perhaps question why something is even in there or maybe […]

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