I am looking for an expert guide based in Seattle willing to free lance 1:1 for a 3-5 days climb in the North Cascades in July (any time between July 10 and 20).
I am a beginner, although I have climbed some respectable mountains (Ecuador Volcanoes, Bolivia, etc.). I am interested in improving my mountaineering skills, adding some steep snow experience (front pointing, mixed ax, etc.)
Does anybody know one that might be interested in doing that? That would be greatly appreciated.
You want either Chris Simmons; http://climbskirun.blogspot.com/. Fully certified IFMGA guide, has guided on every continent except Africa. Great guy, great guide, huge experience.
Also Kurt Hicks: http://kurthicks.com/about/. AMGA certified in several disciplines. Both are based in Seattle and climbing partners of mine and great people and great guides. I can unequivocally recommend either one. Neither will be cheap, although Kurt might be a little less expensive. Tell them Dan Smith recommended them and I said 'Hi'.